Meaning of MOTH in English


n.1 any usu. nocturnal insect of the order Lepidoptera excluding butterflies, having a stout body and without clubbed antennae.

2 any small lepidopterous insect of the family Tineidae breeding in cloth etc., on which its larva feeds.

Phrases and idioms:


1. damaged or destroyed by moths.

2 antiquated, time-worn.

Etymology: OE moththe

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.