Ant-hill Ant"-hill, n. (Zo["o]l.) A mound thrown up by ants or by termites in forming their nests. [1913 Webster]

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  • ant|hill — «ANT HIHL», noun. 1. a heap of dirt piled up by ants around the entrance to their tunnels; antheap. 2. Figurative. a congested mass, especially of people: »... the appalling human anthill of Bengal (Manchester Guardian Weekly) …   Useful english dictionary

  • ant hill — /ˈænt hɪl/ (say ant hil) noun 1. a mound of earth formed by a colony of ants in constructing their habitation. 2. a mound of earth typically one to two metres high, built up by termites in forming a nest. Also, anthill …   Australian English dictionary

  • ant-hill — noun /ˈænthɪl/ A mound shaped nest built or inhabited by ants or termites …   Wiktionary

  • ant-hill — see anthill …   English dictionary

  • ant hill — soil heaped up by ants around their nest opening …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ANT-HILL — …   Useful english dictionary

  • ant·hill — /ˈæntˌhıl/ noun, pl hills [count] : a mound of dirt made by ants when building a nest …   Useful english dictionary

  • magnetic ant hill — noun the nest of the magnetic termite …   Australian English dictionary

  • Ant — Ant·a·buse; ant·ambulacral; ant·apex; ant·arc·ta·lian; ant·arctic; ant·arc·ti·ca; ant·arc·to·gae·an; ant; ant·bird; ant·echi·no·mys; ant·echi·nus; ant·ep·ir·rhe·ma; ant·er·gic; ant·he·li·on; ant·hill; ant·ing; ant·ler; ant·lered; ant·ler·ite;… …   English syllables

  • hill — ant·hill; han·a·hill; ha·ver·hill; hill; hill·er; hill·i·ness; hill·man; lead·hill·ite; mix·hill; rose·hill; sand·hill·er; hill·bil·ly; hill·ocked; hill·ocky; rose·hill·er; yam·hill; …   English syllables

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