antennae antennae  /æn ˈtɛ ni/


  1. (n) an electrical device that sends or receives radio or television signals
  2. (n) sensitivity similar to that of a receptor organ
  3. (n) one of a pair of mobile appendages on the head of e.g. insects and crustaceans; typically sensitive to touch and taste

Derived Word(s)


  1. His political antennae are usually furled and not very sensitive.
  2. With its hardened shell and oversize antennae, it looks like a cockroach with antlers.


  1. ‘We are One Foxtrot, North Texas’ Marshall Amateur Radio Club participates in annual Field Day

    A newly constructed wire antennae at ESD#3 was used Saturday to help make connections to ham operators during the annual Field Day, hosted by the Marshall Amateur Radio Club.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: The Marshall News Messenger

  2. South Mississippi amateur radio operators show off their ingenuity at national field day

    GULFPORT -- Improvising antennae out of fishing poles, twine, aluminum tape and other found objects, local amateur radio operators, known as hams, were on a mission Saturday to prove their ingenuity -- and contact as many people around the globe as possible.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: The Biloxi Sun Herald


  1. In advance of a speech in Yorkshire today, Blunkett told the Guardian: "Gordon Brown needs to draw a line in the sand now, not after the European elections in five weeks' time. Labour has lost its political antennae and needs to get them back. We...
    on Apr 30, 2009 By: David Blunkett Source:

  2. "The overheating thing is kind of a mystery," Fogarty said. "We really don't know what it was, but as soon as I got in the car things weren't going well. We had the radio antennae plate fall down in front of my face and that was a big issue...
    on Jun 7, 2008 By: Jon Fogarty Source:

  3. "If the White House has any antennae left, today's hearing set their cause back," said New York Democrat Charles E. Schumer, who is leading the Senate inquiry.
    on Apr 19, 2007 By: Charles Schumer Source: Bloomberg

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