What does the word insect mean?

Usage examples for insect

  1. She left me to her attendant as completely as if he were removing an annoying insect. – His Sombre Rivals by E. P. Roe
  2. After twenty, forty minutes' waiting out of doors, I come upstairs again and return to my insect. – The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles by Jean Henri Fabre
  3. In the shore- waters of this early continent are myriads of living things, representing all the great families of the animal world below the level of the fish and the insect. – The Story of Evolution by Joseph McCabe