Noun Ant-hill Definition and Examples







A nest in the form of a mound built by ants or termites.
  1. 'The odd impulse to intervene with some teenagers stomping on an anthill, or simply to refrain from taking advantage of another's bad luck - where do these impulses come from?'
  2. 'And a seemingly never-ending procession of leafcutter ants tack diagonally across the next spot in the trail on a pheromone-driven mission to and from their monolithic anthills.'
  3. 'For non-divers, the idea of launching themselves into the middle of a shark pack is probably about as appealing as filling their socks with treacle and standing in the middle of an anthill.'
  4. 'Children in the street laugh, as they drop a scorpion onto an anthill.'
  5. 'Last, but not least, you'll have to make sure you've got an assortment of warrior ants guarding your anthill against unwanted insects and animals.'
  6. 'Last night on television the ethnologist and the cameraman watched with hushed wonder while the chimpanzee carefully stripped a willow branch and inserted it into the anthill.'
  7. 'Twice I've seen winged red ants streaming out of their anthills, and twice I've smelled something really sweet in the air.'
  8. 'A silence fell over the pair as they watched the humans scurry about like worker ants near an anthill, each with their own individual tasks to carry out- and occasionally grouping together for a team effort.'
  9. 'Seeking a snack, wild chimpanzees dip sticks into an anthill to fish out the insects.'
  10. 'They pile on top of each other like ants on top of an anthill.'
((n.) A mound thrown up by ants or by termites in forming their nests.)

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