Meaning of “insect” - Learner’s Dictionary

insect

noun [ C ] us uk /ˈɪnsekt/
a winged insectinsect bitesThe smell repels insects.Chimpanzees spend most of the day foraging for fruit, leaves, and insects.Spiders prey on flies and other small insects.

A2 a small creature with six legs, for example a bee or a fly

(Definition of “insect” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)