November 16, 2019
Learner's Word of the Day
antenna /ænˈtɛnə/ noun
antenna
/ænˈtɛnə/
noun

plural antennae /ænˈtɛni/ or antennas

Satellite dish antenna
Satellite dish antenna
Learner's definition of ANTENNA

[count]

1 : a thin sensitive organ on the head of an insect, crab, etc., that is used mainly to feel and touch things — sometimes used figuratively

  • a Senator with sensitive political antennae [=a Senator who is very aware of political issues and attitudes]

◊ The plural of antenna in this sense is usually antennae.

2 chiefly US : a device (such as a wire or a metal rod) for sending or receiving radio or television signals

  • a TV antenna [=(chiefly British) aerial]

◊ The plural of antenna in this sense is usually antennas.

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