Definition of 'insect'
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Some of his compositions are named after birds and insects. Smithsonian Mag (2017)They also include coughs, colds, back pain and insect bites. The Sun (2016)Six small insects depend on mistletoe: four bugs, a beetle and a tiny micro moth. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The bird's chances of survival are slim, and depend on daily hatches of small winged insects. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They cut the skin rather than pierce it, and take longer to heal than other insect bites, which means they can easily become infected. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The entry points looked like little insect bites but disappeared in six weeks. The Sun (2011)Why is it that some insects and spiders die by suicide? Times, Sunday Times (2007) Animals and insects featured in the song will also be affected. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Who would have thought that such a small insect could have such expensive tastes? Times, Sunday Times (2010)The boils on the human population could have been caused by insect bites. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They top up with spiders and small insects for protein. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They eat smaller insects and the warm weather is good for them too. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They mop up insects and spiders as they go. Times, Sunday Times (2015) Small insects must go right inside the flower to get to it. Times, Sunday Times (2009)At first she thought it was an insect bite. The Sun (2013)Fix fake spiders and insects to it with safety pins. The Sun (2012)An insect bite put him in hospital for four weeks with blood poisoning and septicaemia. The Sun (2010)The loss of trees and backyard greenery means fewer insects for the birds to feed to their chicks. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It also absorbs potentially harmful pollutants in the air and provides food and shelter for birds and insects. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The wilderness is too often filled with the sort of animals and insects that can kill you in hours. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Has wildlife gardening actually made a difference to declining populations of native birds, insects or mammals? Times, Sunday Times (2015)They generally trap small insects, but they can sometimes be seen chasing a white butterfly. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Has anyone looked for effects on butterflies, other insects or birds? Times, Sunday Times (2012)For your information, the stick insects are all female and breed without the nuisance of the male. The Sun (2011)They are generally to be seen walking behind cattle and picking up insects that the animals' hooves disturb in the grass. Times, Sunday Times (2013)If you are venturing further abroad, wild animals and insects can present a deadly danger and avoidance is usually the key. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'insect'
British English: insect /ˈɪnsɛkt/ NOUN
An insect is a small creature with six legs. Most insects have wings.
- American English: insect
- Arabic: حَشَرَةٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: inseto
- Chinese: 昆虫
- Croatian: kukac
- Czech: hmyz
- Danish: insekt
- Dutch: insect
- European Spanish: insecto
- Finnish: hyönteinen
- French: insecte
- German: Insekt
- Greek: έντομο
- Italian: insetto
- Japanese: 昆虫
- Korean: 곤충
- Norwegian: insekt
- Polish: owad
- European Portuguese: inseto
- Romanian: insectă
- Russian: насекомое
- Spanish: insecto
- Swedish: insekt
- Thai: แมลง
- Turkish: böcek
- Ukrainian: комаха
- Vietnamese: côn trùng
Definition of insect from the Collins English Dictionary
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