noun, plural an·ten·nas for 1, an·ten·nae [an-ten-ee] /ænˈtɛn i/ for 2.
Origin of antenna
Examples from the Web for antenna
The mission itself is simply a small computer powered by solar cells, with an antenna transmitting at 145.980 MHz.Luxembourg and China Team Up on Private Mission to the Moon|Matthew R. Francis|October 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You cannot just come up with a vampire who is green and has an antenna.Vampires without Glitter or Girl Problems: Inside Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Strain’|Andrew Romano|July 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yet with the phone simply "on," the scientists found a significant change in brain activity in the areas closest to its antenna.Study Finds Cellphone Radiation Changes Brain Activity|Claudia Kalb|February 22, 2011|DAILY BEAST
His cellphone, he says proudly, is the kind that still has an antenna, and he uses it, naturally, only to make phone calls.
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Crook: the hook or recurved tip of the antenna in Hesperidae.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology|John. B. Smith
Suppose, for example, that we arrange to decrease the current in the antenna of the transmitting station.
If we want a real-sized stream of electrons up and down this antenna lead (the vertical wire), we must tune that circuit.
When he was inside he picked the gadget off the wire by one antenna and shut it off.The Happy Man|Gerald Wilburn Page
A bright red metal pole, topped by a small housing and antenna came into view on the side of the road.The Thirst Quenchers|Rick Raphael
British Dictionary definitions for antenna
Word Origin for antenna
Word Origin and History for antenna
1640s, "feeler or horn of an insect," from Latin antenna "sail yard," the long yard that sticks up on some sails, of unknown origin, perhaps from PIE root *temp- "to stretch, extend." In the etymological sense, it is a loan-translation of Aristotle's Greek keraiai "horns" (of insects). Modern use in radio, etc., for "aerial wire" is from 1902. Adjectival forms are antennal (1834), antennary (1836), antennular (1858).