noun, plural an·ten·nas for 1, an·ten·nae [an-ten-ee] /ænˈtɛn i/ for 2.
- antenna array,
- antennal gland,
Origin of antenna
Examples from the Web for antennas
Says antennas are for civilian use only, to help Russian tourists find malls with Disney stores.P.J. O’Rourke on Foreign Policy and France, Hold the Swiss|P. J. O’Rourke|January 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Molex specializes in little-noticed but vital devices like connectors, antennas, and switches.Get Ready to Support the Kochs, Liberal Apple Fans|Daniel Gross|September 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I got out my camera and took as many pictures as I could of the van and its antennas.Little Brother|Cory Doctorow
The antennas are short, the hind legs large and strong, giving them their jumping power.Great Hike|Alan Douglas
Instantly Exman lunged toward him, antennas sparking fiercely and wheels smoking.Tom Swift and The Visitor from Planet X|Victor Appleton
You must be very careful in packing those butterfly cases; the slightest jar might break wings and antennas, you know.Famous Modern Ghost Stories|Various
No flagpoles rose aloft, up which antennas wires could be hoisted in the guise of halyards.The Secret Wireless|Lewis E. Theiss
Word Origin 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).