bug /ˈbəg/ 名詞
1. A bugbear; anything which terrifies. [Obs.]
Sir, spare your threats:
The bug which you would fright me with I seek. --Shak.
2. Zool. A general name applied to various insects belonging to the Hemiptera; as, the squash bug; the chinch bug, etc.
3. Zool. An insect of the genus Cimex, especially the bedbug (Cimex lectularius). See Bedbug.
4. Zool. One of various species of Coleoptera; as, the ladybug; potato bug, etc.; loosely, any beetle.
5. Zool. One of certain kinds of Crustacea; as, the sow bug; pill bug; bait bug; salve bug, etc.
Note: ☞ According to popular usage in England and among housekeepers in America around 1900, bug, when not joined with some qualifying word, was used specifically for bedbug. As a general term it is now used very loosely in America as a colloquial term to mean any small crawling thing, such as an insect or arachnid, and was formerly used still more loosely in England. “God's rare workmanship in the ant, the poorest bug that creeps.” --Rogers (--Naaman). “This bug with gilded wings.” --Pope.
Bait bug. See under Bait.
Bug word, swaggering or threatening language. [Obs.]
n 1: general term for any insect or similar creeping or crawling
2: a fault or defect in a system or machine [syn: glitch]
3: a small hidden microphone; for listening secretly
4: insects with sucking mouthparts and forewings thickened and
leathery at the base; usually show incomplete
metamorphosis [syn: hemipterous insect, hemipteran, hemipteron]
5: a minute life form (especially a disease-causing bacterium);
the term is not in technical use [syn: microbe, germ]
v 1: annoy persistently; "The children teased the boy because of
his stammer" [syn: tease, badger, pester, beleaguer]
2: tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information; "The
FBI was tapping the phone line of the suspected spy"; "Is
this hotel room bugged?" [syn: wiretap, tap, intercept]
[also: bugging, bugged]