Definition of Gnat

1. Noun. Any of various small biting flies: midges; biting midges; black flies; sand flies.




2. Noun. (British usage) mosquito.
Generic synonyms: Mosquito

Definition of Gnat

1. n. A blood-sucking dipterous fly, of the genus Culex, undergoing a metamorphosis in water. The females have a proboscis armed with needlelike organs for penetrating the skin of animals. These are wanting in the males. In America they are generally called mosquitoes. See Mosquito.

Definition of Gnat

1. Proper noun. A type of jet fighter aircraft. ¹

2. Noun. Any small insect of the order ''Diptera'', specifically within the suborder ''Nematocera''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gnat

1. a small winged insect [n -S]

Medical Definition of Gnat

1. 1. A blood-sucking dipterous fly, of the genus Culex, undergoing a metamorphosis in water. The females have a proboscis armed with needlelike organs for penetrating the skin of animals. These are wanting in the males. In America they are generally called mosquitoes. See Mosquito. 2. Any fly resembling a Culex in form or habits; especially, in America, a small biting fly of the genus Simulium and allies, as the buffalo gnat, the black fly, etc. Gnat catcher, a bird that catches gnats. Gnat strainer, a person ostentatiously punctilious about trifles. Cf. Origin: AS. Gnaet. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gnat

gnarring
gnarrs
gnars
gnash
gnashed
gnasher
gnashers
gnashes
gnashing
gnashingly
gnasht
gnashy
gnasp
gnast
gnasting
gnat (current term)
gnatcatcher
gnatcatchers
gnateater
gnateaters
gnathal
gnathastegite
gnathic
gnathic index
gnathidia
gnathidium
gnathion
gnathions
gnathite
gnathites

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