HyperDic: insect

English > 2 senses of the word insect:
NOUNanimalinsectsmall air-breathing arthropod
person insect, worm, louse, dirt balla person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect
insect > pronunciation
Rhymesabject ... wrecked: 66 rhymes with ehkt...
English > insect: 2 senses > noun 1, animal
Meaningsmall air-breathing arthropod.
Category ofchirpy(birds or insects) characterized by or tending to chirp
holometabolism, holometabolycomplete metamorphosis in insects
Member ofArthropoda, phylum Arthropodajointed-foot invertebrates
swarm, cloudA group of many things in the air or on the ground
Partsair sacAny of the thin-walled extensions of the tracheae of insects
alaA wing of an insect
clypeusA shield-like plate on the front of an insect's head
mentumA projection below the mouth of certain mollusks that resembles a chin
thoraxPart of an insect's body that bears the wings and legs
wingA movable organ for flying (one of a pair)
Narrowerbeetleinsect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings
bird louse, biting louse, lousewingless insect with mouth parts adapted for biting
buggeneral term for any insect or similar creeping or crawling invertebrate
collembolan, springtailAny of numerous minute wingless primitive insects possessing a special / special abdominal appendage that allows the characteristic nearly perpetual springing pattern
defoliatorAn insect that strips the leaves from plants
dictyopterous insectcockroaches and mantids
dipterous insect, two-winged insects, dipteran, dipteroninsects having usually a single pair of functional wings (anterior pair) with the posterior pair reduced to small knobbed structures and mouth parts adapted for sucking or lapping or piercing
earwigAny of numerous insects of the order Dermaptera having elongate bodies and slender many-jointed antennae and a pair of large pincers at the rear of the abdomen
ephemerid, ephemeropteranshort-lived insect
ephemeron, ephemeralAnything short-lived, as an insect that lives only for a day in its winged form
fleaAny wingless bloodsucking parasitic insect noted for ability to leap
gallflyAny of various insects that deposit their eggs in plants causing galls in which the larvae feed
hemipterous insect, bug, hemipteran, hemipteroninsects with sucking mouthparts and forewings thickened and leathery at the base
heteropterous insecttrue bugs
holometabola, metabolainsects that undergo complete metamorphosis
homopterous insect, homopteraninsects having membranous forewings and hind wings
hymenopterous insect, hymenopteran, hymenopteron, hymenopterinsects having two pairs of membranous wings and an ovipositor specialized for stinging or piercing
imagoAn adult insect produced after metamorphosis
leaf miner, leaf-minerAny of various small moths or dipterous flies whose larvae burrow into and feed on leaf tissue especially of the family Gracilariidae
lepidopterous insect, lepidopteron, lepidopteraninsect that in the adult state has four wings more or less covered with tiny scales
louse, sucking lousewingless usually flattened bloodsucking insect parasitic on warm-blooded animals
mecopteranAny of various carnivorous insects of the order Mecoptera
neuropteron, neuropteran, neuropterous insectinsect having biting mouthparts and four large membranous wings with netlike veins
odonatelarge primitive predatory aquatic insect having two pairs of membranous wings
orthopterous insect, orthopteron, orthopteranAny of various insects having leathery forewings and membranous hind wings and chewing mouthparts
phasmid, phasmid insectlarge cylindrical or flattened mostly tropical insects with long strong legs that feed on plants
pollinatorAn insect that carries pollen from one flower to another
proturan, telsontailAny of several minute primitive wingless and eyeless insects having a cone-shaped head
psocopterous insectsmall soft-bodied insect with chewing mouthparts and either no wings or two pairs
pupaAn insect in the inactive stage / stage of development (when it is not feeding) intermediate between larva and adult
queenThe only fertile female in a colony of social insects such as bees and ants and termites
social insectAn insect that lives in a colony with other insects of the same species
stonefly, stone fly, plecopteranPrimitive winged insect with a flattened body
termite, white antwhitish soft-bodied ant-like social insect that feeds on wood
thysanopter, thysanopteron, thysanopterous insectAn insect of the order Thysanoptera
thysanuran insect, thysanuronPrimitive wingless insects
trichopterous insect, trichopteran, trichopteroncaddis fly
web spinnerAny of a small order of slender typically tropical insects that nest in colonies in silken tunnels that they spin / spin
workersterile member of a colony of social insects that forages / forages for food and cares for the larvae
Broaderarthropodinvertebrate having jointed limbs and a segmented body with an exoskeleton made of chitin
Spanishinsecta, insecto, insectos
Catalaninsecta, insecte
Adjectivesinsectanof or relating to the class Insecta
English > insect: 2 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect.
Synonymsworm, louse, dirt ball
Broaderunpleasant person, disagreeable personA person who is not pleasant or agreeable
Spanishcanalla, sabandija

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