anthill

anthill
noun Date: 14th century a mound of debris thrown up by ants or termites in digging their nest

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  • anthill — (n.) late 13c., from ANT (Cf. ant) + HILL (Cf. hill) …   Etymology dictionary

  • anthill — ► NOUN ▪ a mound shaped nest built by ants or termites …   English terms dictionary

  • anthill — [ant′hil΄] n. the soil carried away by ants in digging their underground nest, heaped in a mound around its entrance …   English World dictionary

  • Anthill — This very unusual English surname is almost certainly locational. Spelt in an amazing range of exotic dialectal forms including Antezell, Antesell, Anthiftle, Anthill, Anthisell and Anthistle, it has two possible origins. The first may be from a… …   Surnames reference

  • anthill — UK [ˈæntˌhɪl] / US noun [countable] Word forms anthill : singular anthill plural anthills a pile of earth that ants make above the underground place where they live …   English dictionary

  • anthill — [[t]æ̱nthɪl[/t]] anthills also ant hill N COUNT An anthill is a pile of earth formed by ants when they are making a nest …   English dictionary

  • anthill — skruzdėlynas statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Skruzdėlių bendrija, kurią sudaro viena ar kelios besparnės patelės, sparnuoti patinai ir besparnės darbininkės. Gyvena lizde, kurį įsirengia žemėje, medžio kelme, kamiene iš… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • anthill — /ant hil /, n. a mound of earth, leaves, etc., formed by a colony of ants in digging or constructing their underground nest. [1250 1300; ME amete hulle, ampte hille; see ANT, HILL] * * * …   Universalium

  • anthill — noun /ˈænthɪl/ A cone shaped formation constructed from sediment and other available materials by ants or termites. The colony nests underneath this cone …   Wiktionary

  • anthill — Synonyms and related words: bank, barrow, brae, butte, cock, down, drift, drumlin, dune, embankment, fell, foothills, haycock, haymow, hayrick, haystack, heap, hill, hillock, hummock, knob, knoll, molehill, monticle, monticule, moor, mound, mow,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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