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Definitions of insect

  1. has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. small air-breathing arthropod Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. One of the Insecta; esp., one of the Hexapoda. See Insecta. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Any air-breathing arthropod, as a spider or scorpion. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Any small crustacean. In a wider sense, the word is often loosely applied to various small invertebrates. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Fig.: Any small, trivial, or contemptible person or thing. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. One of a numerous class of animals, the Insecta, having no skeletons, including bugs, bees, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. A small animal, as a wasp or fly, with a body as if cut in the middle, or divided into sections: anything small or contemptible. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Small animal with six legs, and no internal skeleton. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. Loosely, any small invertebrate; bug. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. A small creeping or flying animal, such as the fly, bee, &c., whose body appears cut or almost divided into parts. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. Of or pertaining to an insect or insects. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Like an insect; small; mean; ephemeral. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Like an insect: small: mean. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. Pertaining to or like an insect; small; mean; contemptible. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for insect

  1. What would be the use of seeing an insect if it could not fly fast enough to catch it? – The Insect Folk by Margaret Warner Morley
  2. The insect tribe seem to be more numerous. – A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16 by Robert Kerr
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