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Definition of Insect

Insect

  1. One of the Insecta; esp., one of the Hexapoda. See Insecta.
  2. Any air-breathing arthropod, as a spider or scorpion.
  3. Any small crustacean. In a wider sense, the word is often loosely applied to various small invertebrates.
  4. Fig.: Any small, trivial, or contemptible person or thing.
  5. Of or pertaining to an insect or insects.
  6. Like an insect; small; mean; ephemeral.

Insect Quotations

Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain.
Henry David Thoreau

I wanted to know the name of every stone and flower and insect and bird and beast. I wanted to know where it got its color, where it got its life - but there was no one to tell me.
George Washington Carver

Love has its own instinct, finding the way to the heart, as the feeblest insect finds the way to its flower, with a will which nothing can dismay nor turn aside.
Honore de Balzac

If we go on the way we have, the fault is our greed and if we are not willing to change, we will disappear from the face of the globe, to be replaced by the insect.
Jacques Yves Cousteau

We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.
Charles Darwin
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Insect Translations

insect in Dutch is insekt
insect in French is insecte
insect in German is Insekt
insect in Hungarian is rovar
insect in Italian is insetto
insect in Norwegian is insekt, insekt
insect in Portuguese is inseto, insecto
insect in Spanish is insecto
insect in Swedish is insekt

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