Definition of insect:
- An invertebrate creature, with many legs, and usually with fully developed or rudimentary wings, the body of which is divided into segments comprising head, thorax, and abdomen; the term is loosely applied to legged terrestrial invertebrates of many kinds, whether segmented or not.
- Pertaining to or like an insect; small; mean; contemptible.
- A small animal, being one of a class of articulated animals, with a body composed of three distinct parts, the head, the thorax, and the abdomen; anything small or contemptible.
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Examples of usage for insect:
Mavis, as she stared upward, saw the gray clouds driving so fast over the crest of the stack that they made it seem as if the whole yard was drifting away in the opposite direction; while her man, a poor little black insect painfully crawling here and there, desperately writhed as new billows surged up beneath him, labored at the rope, seemed to use feet, hands, and teeth in his frantic efforts against the overwhelming power that was opposed to him. "The Devil's Garden" , W. B. Maxwell.
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