Definition of "antenna" []

  • Zoology One of the paired, flexible, segmented sensory appendages on the head of an insect, myriapod, or crustacean functioning primarily as an organ of touch. (noun)
  • Something likened to this sensory appendage, as in function or form: sensitive public relations antennae. (noun)
  • A metallic apparatus for sending or receiving electromagnetic waves. (noun)
  • One of a pair of mobile appendages on the heads of insects, crustaceans, etc, that are often whiplike and respond to touch and taste but may be specialized for swimming or attachment (noun)

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Use "antenna" in a sentence
  • "David mouthed the word antenna and pointed at the thing."
  • "I haven't looked at the video, but I wouldn't naturally assume that the antenna is the barrel."
  • "TV RECEPTION WOES, PT III: No idea if the antenna is "amplified" but I do know the TV doesn't work without it."