midge


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midge

 (mĭj)
n.
1. Any of numerous small nonbiting flies of the family Chironomidae, having aquatic larvae and often forming large swarms near ponds and lakes. Also called chironomid.
2. Any of various similar dipteran insects, such as the biting midges and the gall midges.

[Middle English, from Old English mycg.]

midge

(mɪdʒ)
n
1. (Animals) any fragile mosquito-like dipterous insect of the family Chironomidae, occurring in dancing swarms, esp near water
2. (Animals) any similar or related insect, such as the biting midge and gall midge
3. a small or diminutive person or animal
[Old English mycge; compare Old High German mucca, Danish myg]
ˈmidgy adj

midge

(mɪdʒ)

n.
1. any of numerous minute dipterous insects, esp. of the family Chironomidae, somewhat resembling a mosquito.
2. a tiny person.
[before 900; Old English mycg(e); c. Old Saxon muggia, Old High German mucca, Old Norse mȳ; akin to Latin musca, Greek myîa fly]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.midge - minute two-winged mosquito-like fly lacking biting mouthpartsmidge - minute two-winged mosquito-like fly lacking biting mouthparts; appear in dancing swarms especially near water
gnat - any of various small biting flies: midges; biting midges; black flies; sand flies
Translations
komár
dansemyg
sääski
mušica
小虫
작은 날벌레
mygga
แมลงตัวเล็กคล้ายยุงกัดคนและสัตว์
muỗi vằn

midge

[mɪdʒ] Nmosquito m pequeño

midge

[ˈmɪdʒ] nmoucheron m

midge

n (Brit) → Mücke f

midge

[mɪdʒ] nmoscerino; (biting) → pappataci m inv

midge

بَرْغَشَة komár dansemyg kleine Mücke σκνίπα mosquito sääski moucheron mušica moscerino 小虫 작은 날벌레 mug knott komar mosquito мошка mygga แมลงตัวเล็กคล้ายยุงกัดคนและสัตว์ tatarcık muỗi vằn 蠓虫
References in classic literature ?
Alas, sir, I am Midge, the Miller's son," said he in a frightened voice.
I make my vow," quoth merry Robin, smiting him upon the shoulder, "thou art the mightiest Midge that e'er mine eyes beheld.
So that night all was ablaze with crackling fires in the woodlands, for though Robin and those others spoken of, only excepting Midge, the Miller's son, had many a sore bump and bruise here and there on their bodies, they were still not so sore in the joints that they could not enjoy a jolly feast given all in welcome to the new members of the band.
He would not cross the door-stones of the house, except at night, when he walked just like a ghost about the grounds and in the orchard as if he had lost his senses-- which it is my opinion he had; for a more spirited, bolder, keener gentleman than he was before that midge of a governess crossed him, you never saw, ma'am.
Encouraged by his success, in the evening, when they were sitting alone in the large study, where East lived now almost, "vice Arthur on leave," after examining the new fishing-rod, which both pronounced to be the genuine article ("play enough to throw a midge tied on a single hair against the wind, and strength enough to hold a grampus"), they naturally began talking about Arthur.
And the willow-wren summoned everything which flew in the air, not only birds, large and small, but midges, and hornets, bees and flies had to come.
Here I was not only troubled by a cloud of stinging midges, but far more by the doubts of my mind.
He went up to his coachman, who was dozing on the box in the shadow, already lengthening, of a thick limetree; he admired the shifting clouds of midges circling over the hot horses, and, waking the coachman, he jumped into the carriage, and told him to drive to Bryansky's.
more especially when we are so active in his service as we are), since he fails not the midges of the air, nor the grubs of the earth, nor the tadpoles of the water, and is so merciful that he maketh his sun to rise on the good and on the evil, and sendeth rain on the unjust and on the just.
One Asiatic airship--it looked to Bert from below like three hundred yards of pavement--whirled back and circled two or three times over that great overthrow, and half a dozen crimson flying-machines danced for a moment like great midges in the sunlight before they swept on after their fellows.
To date, four of the nine gall midge resistance genes have been tagged and mapped in rice.