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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 -ant.  A suffix sometimes marking the agent for action; as, merchant, covenant, servant, pleasant, etc. Cf. -ent.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : social insect living in organized colonies;
          characteristically the males and fertile queen have wings
          during breeding season; wingless sterile females are the
          workers [syn: emmet, pismire]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    (Heb. nemalah, from a word meaning to creep, cut off, destroy),
    referred to in Prov. 6:6; 30:25, as distinguished for its
    prudent habits. Many ants in Palestine feed on animal
    substances, but others draw their nourishment partly or
    exclusively from vegetables. To the latter class belongs the ant
    to which Solomon refers. This ant gathers the seeds in the
    season of ripening, and stores them for future use; a habit that
    has been observed in ants in Texas, India, and Italy.