antenna
noun (plural antennae or -nas) Etymology: Medieval Latin, from Latin, sail yard Date: 1646 1. plural -nae one of a pair of slender movable segmented sensory organs on the head of insects, myriapods, and crustaceans — see insect illustration 2. a usually metallic device (as a rod or wire) for radiating or receiving radio waves 3. antennae plural a special sensitivity or receptiveness <
his political antennae proved to be shrewder than ever — Erich Segal
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antennal adjective

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  • Antenna — An*ten na, n.; pl. {Antenn[ae]}. [L. antenna sail yard; NL., a feeler, horn of an insect.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A movable, articulated organ of sensation, attached to the heads of insects and Crustacea. There are two in the former, and usually four in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • ANTENNA — Graece κερας πλοιοῦ, κεραίαρκήσιον, lignum transversum in navi ad malum, cui velum alligatur. Ad cuius similitudinem pars crucis apud Veteres transversaria quoque Antenna dicta, quod arrectaria mali instar haberet, vide infra voce Suppedancum. De …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • antenna — /an ten:a/ s.f. [dal lat. antenna ]. 1. (marin.) [corpo ligneo allungato che sostiene una vela triangolare] ▶◀ pennone. 2. a. [corpo ligneo allungato che sostiene bandiere, stendardi, ecc.] ▶◀ asta, pennone. b. (poet.) [arma da lancio] …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • antenna — (n.) 1640s, feeler or horn of an insect, from L. antenna sail yard, the long yard that sticks up on some sails, of unknown origin, perhaps from PIE root *temp to stretch, extend. In the etymological sense, it is a loan translation of Aristotle s… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Antenna — (lat.), 1) Segelstange; 2) Querbalken am Kreuze; 3) (Zool.), so v.w. Fühlhorn …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Antenna — Antenna, Pizzo dell , Berg im Madoniegebirge (Sizilien), 1975 m hoch …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • antenna — has the plural form antennae (relating to the sensory organs of insects) and antennas (relating to radio aerials) …   Modern English usage

  • antenna — [n] appendages for sensing, usually on insects or electronics aerial, bird snapper*, bullwhip*, ears*, feelers*, rabbit ears, receiver, sky wire*, whip*, wire; concept 464 …   New thesaurus

  • antenna — ► NOUN (pl. antennae) 1) each of a pair of long, thin sensory appendages on the heads of insects, crustaceans, etc. 2) (pl. also antennas) an aerial. ORIGIN Latin, alteration of antemna yard (of a ship s mast) …   English terms dictionary

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