What is another word for hornet?

Pronunciation: [hˈɔːnɪt] (IPA)

Hornets are stinging insects that belong to the same family as wasps and yellowjackets. They are characterized by their large size, aggressive behavior, and potent venom. The word hornet is derived from the Old English word "hyrnet," which means "horned insect." There are several synonyms for the word hornet, including yellowjacket, bald-faced hornet, and white-faced hornet. All of these insects belong to the same family as hornets and share many of the same characteristics. Other synonyms for hornets include paper wasp, red wasp, and velvet ant. These insects can be found in various parts of the world and are known for their painful stings.

What are the hypernyms for Hornet?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Hornet?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for hornet (as nouns)

Usage examples for Hornet

The hornet stayed about, contentedly enough, for a week or more, crawling over the window panes till they were thoroughly explored, and occasionally taking a look through the scattered papers on the table.
"Ways of Wood Folk"
William J. Long
Perhaps he remembered his warm quarters, or told a companion; for when the last sunny days of October were come, there was a hornet, buzzing persistently at the same window till it opened and let him in.
"Ways of Wood Folk"
William J. Long
But as it is difficult to preserve an attitude of dignified opposition in the neighbourhood of an aggressive and business-like hornet, so the Antipodean giant found it impossible to treat the duke with the passive scorn which prudence dictated.
"A Poached Peerage"
William Magnay

Famous quotes with Hornet

  • You know, Jesse Jackson is just trying to stir up a hornet's nest.
    Kenneth Blackwell
  • I don’t need to praise anything so justly famous as Frost’s observation of and empathy with everything in Nature from a hornet to a hillside; and he has observed his own nature, one person’s random or consequential chains of thoughts and feelings and perceptions, quite as well. (And this person, in the poems, is not the “alienated artist” cut off from everybody who isn’t, yum-yum, another alienated artist; he is someone like normal people only more so — a normal person in the less common and more important sense of .)
    Randall Jarrell
  • There iz no more real satisfackshun, in laying up in yure buzzum an injury than thare iz in stuffing a dead hornet, who haz stung you, and keeping him tew look at.
    Josh Billings
  • “It makes me madder than a hornet to be disbelieved,” she explained.
    Agatha Christie
  • In this large and fierce world of ours, there are many, many unpleasant places to be. You can be in a river swarming with angry electric eels, or in a supermarket filled with vicious long-distance runners. You can be in a hotel that has no room service, or you can be lost in a forest that is slowly filling up with water. You can be in a hornet's nest or in an abandoned airport or the office of a pediatric surgeon, but one of the most unpleasant things that can happen is to find yourself in a quandary. - Lemony Snicket
    Daniel Handler

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