Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Archaic An ant.

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  • n. An ant
  • n. A tourist

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An ant.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An ant.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. social insect living in organized colonies; characteristically the males and fertile queen have wings during breeding season; wingless sterile females are the workers

Etymologies

Middle English emete, from Old English ǣmete.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English emete, from Old English æmete, (bef. 12c) Cognate to ant. (Wiktionary)

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