What does the word ant mean?

Usage examples for ant

  1. To himself he called trailherd- but father's cattle did not carry white lumps of stuff on their heads, and furthermore, they all walked together in the same direction; whereas the ant herd traveled both ways. – Cow-Country by B. M. Bower
  2. " Thank you very much," said the biggest ant. – Uncle Wiggily's Travels by Howard R. Garis