Meaning of ANTENNA in English


■ noun ( plural ~e -ni: )

1》 Zoology a long, thin sensory appendage found in pairs on the heads of insects and some other arthropods.

2》 ( plural also ~s ) chiefly N. Amer. or technical an aerial.

3》 ( ~e ) the faculty of instinctively detecting and interpreting subtle signs: his political ~e remain as sharp as ever.


~l adjective

~ry adjective


C17: from L., alt. of antemna 'yard' (of a ship), used in plural to translate Gk keraioi 'horns (of insects)'.

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