- IPA: /ˈɛmɪt/
emmet (plural emmets)
- (dialectal or archaic) An ant.
- 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy: […], 2nd edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 54573970 ↗:, New York Review of Books, 2001, p.47:
- He told him that he saw a vast multitude and a promiscuous, their habitations like molehills, the men as emmets […]
- 1666, Dr. Edmund King, Philosophical Transactions (1665-1678) Observations Concerning Emmets or Ants, Their Eggs, Production, Progress, Coming to Maturity, Use, &c
- before 1729, Edward Taylor, "Meditation. Joh. 14.2. I go to prepare a place for you":
- What shall a Mote up to a Monarch rise?
- An Emmet match an Emperor in might?
- 1789, William Blake, Songs of Innocence, A Dream:
- Once a dream did weave a shade / O'er my angel-guarded bed / That an emmet lost its way / Where on grass methought I lay.
- 1814, William Wordsworth, The Excursion, IV.430:
- [A benignity that] to the emmet gives / Her foresight, and intelligence that makes / The tiny creatures strong by social league.
- (Cornish dialect, pejorative) A tourist.
- A male given name.
- A ghost town in Queensland, Australia.
- A city in Nevada, and.
- A village in Holt County, Nebraska.
- An unincorporated community in McLean County, North Dakota.
- A ghost town in Union County, South Dakota.
- A town in Dodge County, Wisconsin.
- A town in Marathon County, Wisconsin.