- 1 Ant Emoji
- 2 Meaning of Ant Emoji
- 3 Examples of Ant Emoji using
- 4 Combinations & Kaomojis of Ant Emoji
- 5 Grasshopper Meaning and Symbolism
- 6 What Does a Grasshopper Symbolize
- 7 what’s my spirit animal quiz?
- 8 Having a Grasshopper as Your Spirit Animal (Totem Animal)
- 9 What Does it Mean When You Dream About Grasshoppers
- 10 What Does it Mean When You See a Grasshopper
- 11 Spiritual Meaning and Symbolism of Grasshoppers in Different Cultures and Religions
- 12 The Daily Ant
- 13 The Ant and The Grasshopper
Table of Contents
Meaning of Ant Emoji
Ant emoji is the picture of the tiny and hardworking of or brown color (depending on the emoji provider). These bugs live in the Ant hills and together they form Ant colonies — in this sense, this creature is much like those depicted by emoji, as they also live in the colonies in the beehives. This emoji is used in its direct meaning (to illustrate the ants in different places) and as a synonym for “hardworking”. +add
Examples of Ant Emoji using
Popular phrases with Ant Emoji to use in messengers and web:
Tap / click to copy & paste
- There are ants in my kitchen
- Ants are really amazing
- I have in my kitchen and they are eating my chipotle guacamole
- The ants is mad.. it’s gonna bite you
Combinations & Kaomojis of Ant Emoji
Kaomojis are popular in Japan to share emotions and situations using Japanese grammar punctuations and characters. Like this: ૂི•̮͡• ૂ ྀ! You can use this creative style in messengers and web to impress your friends.
Combinations are just a bunch of emojis placed together, like this: . You can use combos to make riddles or messaging without words. Here are some relevant Kaomojis and Combinations related to Ant Emoji:
Grasshopper Meaning and Symbolism
What Does a Grasshopper Symbolize
A grasshopper symbolizes luck, abundance, courageousness, resourcefulness, insight, peace, patience, fertility, intuition, vibrancy, stability, security, solidarity, balance, freedom, joy, honor and creativity. Aided with an ability to move forward only, it suggests advance thinking and enlightenment.
Grasshopper Symbolisms According to Color
Green grasshopper: Signifies rejuvenation, fresh beginnings, adventure, growth, health and youthful concepts.
what’s my spirit animal quiz?
Brown or yellow grasshopper: Stands for positivity and progress.
Having a Grasshopper as Your Spirit Animal (Totem Animal)
To have a grasshopper as your totem animal means you are flexible, sensitive and vocal. Just as a grasshopper emits a lilting tune while hovering from one place to another, you too are an artist at heart. You invoke your inner muse with earnestness to fully exercise your inherent beauty and creativity. Finally, what you create serves as background music for all significant events of your life.
Resembling a grasshopper in its use of thousand eyes, you too are a visionary, who sees the world beyond ordinary limits. This enables you to adopt unusual and unorthodox methods to achieve your high aims. Moving about from one place to another, you seek to grasp the best opportunity and are invariably triumphant in your ventures.
Kindness is your forte, and you cherish giving others. However, this does not mean that all and sundry are warmly received by you. You extend a helping hand when there is honesty involved. You are also not too keen to tolerate fools.
What Does it Mean When You Dream About Grasshoppers
Dreams about grasshoppers contain a host of meanings, ranging from your acquisition of money and property to certain characteristic traits like freedom and spiritual enlightenment. They may also reflect your inability to take a decision.
Dreaming of a grasshopper in your house promises a new career or any way you are likely to adopt as your profession.
Killing a grasshopper implies you are shortly going to receive money that you will share with your family. While a flying grasshopper points at the wealth you are going to inherit from your some of your family members. Eating a grasshopper also bears the same meaning.
A dead grasshopper’s dream looks forward to the financial help you are going to receive from your parents. To see a grasshopper dying in the grass is a warning of some illness in your life.
A dream of a grasshopper’s bite implies that your earned money is going to be spent soon.
Seeing a grasshopper coming out of ear suggests your overhearing something not meant for you.
A grasshopper in mouth stands for treachery, whereas, a giant grasshopper promises you an extensive tour.
Dream Interpretations for Different Colored Grasshoppers
A dream with white grasshoppers suggests complacency, enchantment, and fellowship.
A brown grasshopper signifies your earthly inclinations.
A red grasshopper may point towards your strong emotions.
A black grasshopper signals your passionate search for something.
What Does it Mean When You See a Grasshopper
Seeing a grasshopper nearby such as on bed is a reminder for you to let go of your present hindrances and move ahead to emerge victorious in life.
Spiritual Meaning and Symbolism of Grasshoppers in Different Cultures and Religions
In Native American Culture
Here, in some legends, grasshoppers are seen as brave, spirited creatures, while some see them as harbingers of good times.
In Chinese Culture
The Chinese look upon a grasshopper as a symbol of prosperity and fertility. In the Tang Dynasty, grasshoppers were adored and even kept as pets. Linking them to crops, the Chinese saw their arrival as predicting the time for harvesting crops.
In Japanese Culture
Considered as a symbol of good fortune, the Japanese believe that its music is a result of coaxing by the moon.
The Daily Ant
The Daily Ant hosts a weekly series, Philosophy Phridays, in which real philosophers share their thoughts at the intersection of ants and philosophy. This is the fifty-third contribution in the series, submitted by Gretchen Ellefson.
What Do (Ant) Emojis Mean?
According to the reputable website emojis.wiki, the ant emoji, , is “a synonym for ‘hardworking.’” This came as a surprise to me; I, a proficient emoji user, have never used the ant emoji in that way (despite that I have used an ant emoji), nor have I ever interpreted an ant emoji sent to me in that way. More importantly, however, I’m not quite sure what it means for an emoji to be synonymous with an English word. Generally, we take two words to be synonymous when they have the same meaning. But what it takes for an emoji to mean something is rather different than what it takes for an ordinary word to mean something. Philosophers of language sometimes talk about sentences as having the same meaning when they have the same “truth conditions”—when the conditions under which they would count as true are the same—and bits of sentences as having the same meaning when they play the same role in contributing to the truth conditions of a sentence. So “My students are hardworking,” is true whenever my students have the property of being hardworking. What about, “My students are ”? Does this have the same truth conditions? Probably not. On the one hand, the association between ants and hardworkingness is sufficiently commonly accepted that I could certainly use “My students are ” to mean that they are hardworking. But it is just as likely that in saying, “My students are ,” I could communicate something else: that my students are very small, or that they can carry many times their body weight, etc. So what does “My students are ” mean?
The difference between the relatively straightforward meaning of, “My students are hardworking,” and the flexible meaning of, “My students are ” mirrors a distinction linguists and philosophers of language make between semantic meaning and speaker meaning (Grice 1957, Kripke 1977). The semantic meaning of a sentence can be found by determining the meanings of each of the words in a sentence individually and combining them in the right way, given the rules of syntax. The speaker meaning is, well, what the speaker means in making an utterance. This can be thought of as a question of the use to which the speaker puts a sentence. Speaker meaning can be much more flexible than semantic meaning; it is sensitive to the context in which an utterance is made, as well as the speaker’s tone, gestures, etc.
Although there is a straightforward semantic meaning of “My students are hardworking,” I can use even this sentence in a variety of ways—my speaker meaning can vary. When I utter it sarcastically, for instance, I mean something very different from when I utter it sincerely. In the right circumstances, I can use it to claim that my students are superior to someone else’s, or that my students are overly serious. While it’s true that emojis can be used in a variety of ways (that is, they can contribute to speaker meaning), it is not clear that they have well-defined semantic meanings. For this reason, it is unlikely that the semantic meaning of “My students are hardworking,” is the same as that of, “My students are .” Nevertheless, the speaker meaning might be the same. Since synonymy seems to track semantic meaning more closely than speaker meaning, it is probably safe to say that the two are not synonymous.
Although we may not be in a position to spell out the semantic meanings of emojis, this does not mean that we cannot learn anything about them. Emojis can be put to use in a variety of ways for which ordinary words are not well suited. I count four primary uses for emojis, though there are almost certainly more: iconic uses, metaphorical uses, metonymic uses, and emotive uses.
Iconic emoji use
In perhaps the most straightforward application of emojis, we can simply use an emoji representing some object in place of or alongside an expression that conventionally picks out that object. For instance, I could send the text show below instead of a text reading, “Getting in the car now. Be at your house in 15 minutes.”
Or I could send this text found in place of “Have you seen the ant hill in the park?!”
If it ever makes sense to talk about the “literal” use of emojis, the iconic use counts as literal. Unlike the other uses of emojis, iconic uses do little to supplement our communicative abilities in text communication. Anything that can be said using iconic uses of emojis can be said just as well (though perhaps less playfully) using ordinary words.
Metaphorical emoji use
Emojis can be used in what I call a “metaphorical” way, especially as visual metaphors. The most common metaphorical uses of emoji are sexual references. Like metaphors in natural languages (Bowdle and Gentner 2005), metaphorical uses of emojis are often creative, appealing to novel combinations of images to call to mind something else (usually something sexual). However, over time, some emojis (such as the eggplant and peach emojis) gain a conventionalized metaphorical meaning. In principle, emojis could be used metaphorically in non-sexual ways, but the sexual visual metaphors are by far the most widespread examples.
Metonymic emoji use
Supposing that the ant emoji can be used in place of ‘hardworking’ (or, for that matter, ‘small,’ or any other characteristic associated with ants), I count this as metonymic use of the emoji. On an ordinary understanding of linguistic metonymy, one expression can be used in place of another, where the denotations of the two expressions are spatially or conceptually related (for instance, one may use ‘blade’ in place of ‘sword,’ or ‘Washington’ in place of ‘the United States Government’). Metonymic uses of emojis aim to represent an object or property related to, but not strictly represented by, the emoji. Besides the ant, the flexing arm can be used in place of ‘strong,’ a heart can be used in place of ‘love,’ and the green nauseous face can be used in place of ‘disgusted.’
Emotive emoji use
Perhaps the most common and effective way we use emojis is to communicate emotion. Emojis are so well suited to this task, in fact, that it is common for English speakers to assume the term ‘emoji,’ like ‘emoticon,’ was derived from ‘emotion.’ (In fact, ‘emoji’ comes from the Japanese ‘e,’ meaning picture, and ‘moji,’ meaning character (Evans 2017). ) Unlike the other uses I have outlined, emotive uses of emojis are usually not used in place of words in a sentence. Rather, they are usually either used alone or alongside a sentence to communicate intention or emotion. This fills the role that facial expression, body language, and tone generally play in spoken communication, which is sorely lacking in written, especially digital, communication.
In The Emoji Code, linguist Vyvyan Evans (2017) gives a helpful example of how the use of emojis alongside a sentence can change the emotion conveyed, and what counts as an appropriate response. The sentence, “I hit my head on the cupboard,” followed by a crying emoji indicates that the sender is in pain, and perhaps embarrassed, while using a cry-laughing emoji instead indicates that the sender is not badly hurt and is laughing at their clumsiness. This communicates not only the attitude of the sender, but also gives the receiver a clue about whether they ought to be worried about the sender.
There are a few linguistic expressions that can be replaced with emotive applications of emojis. These expressions, such as ‘Yay,’ ‘Oh my!’ and ‘Awww,” are themselves used to communicate emotion. Emojis offer an alternative way of expressing these emotions that is often more effective. Although “Yay” is a perfectly good way to express excitement for a friend, it does not give the impression that you’re dancing with excitement like this text.
The image below does a better job expressing shock and alarm compared with “Oh my!”
And the fuzzy feelings of the sender are much better noted here, than “Awww.”
Of course, the distinctions between these categories are not always clear-cut. Metaphorical and metonymic uses of emojis often have some emotive effects as well—although the red heart emoji is often used directly in place of ‘love,’ it may do a better job evoking a loving sentiment than a use of the word. Just as emotive uses of emojis are often used to clarify the tone we wish to convey with a text, the use of an emoji within a texted sentence may ensure that the sender is interpreted as feeling just what they are saying. The text “I love you,” lacks much tone on its own. A receiver may wonder and worry whether the sender was truly feeling love, or if they simply felt they had to say the words. “I you,” on the other hand, is a way of expressing that love. And of course, we can use different emojis in different ways in the same text.
Although the ant emoji can sometimes be used in place of ‘hardworking,’ there are many, many contexts in which ‘hardworking’ cannot be used in place of the ant emoji. It cannot replace an iconic use of the ant emoji, or a metonymic use of the ant emoji to mean ‘small,’ and most of all, it cannot be used to express warm feelings, as we all know the ant emoji can.
Bowdle, Brian and Dedre Gentner. 2005. “The Career of Metaphor.” Psychological Review 112(1): 193-216.
Evans, Vyvyan. 2017. The Emoji Code. New York: Picador.
Grice, Paul. 1957. “Meaning.” The Philosophical Review 66(3): 377-388.
Kripke, Saul. 1977. “Speaker’s Reference and Semantic Reference.” In French, Peter, Theodore Uehling, and Howard Wettstein, eds. Studies in the Philosophy of Language. University of Minnesota Press: 255-296.
Gretchen Ellefson is a PhD candidate at Northwestern University. She works at the intersection of philosophy of language, social philosophy, and feminist philosophy, investigating how communication works in non-ideal circumstances. She suspects that social phenomena like power and privilege can influence communication, and is working on identifying how the tools from linguistics and philosophy of language can help us understand these influences.
The Ant and The Grasshopper
A Grasshopper frolicked while an Ant stored food for the winter. When winter came the Ant was comfortable; the Grasshopper not so.
Prepare for the future.
Aesop For Children
Milo Winter (1919)
One bright day in late autumn a family of Ants were bustling about in the warm sunshine, drying out the grain they had stored up during the summer, when a starving Grasshopper, his fiddle under his arm, came up and humbly begged for a bite to eat.
“What!” cried the Ants in surprise, “haven’t you stored anything away for the winter? What in the world were you doing all last summer?”
“I didn’t have time to store up any food,” whined the Grasshopper; “I was so busy making music that before I knew it the summer was gone.”
The Ants shrugged their shoulders in disgust.
“Making music, were you?” they cried. “Very well; now dance!” And they turned their backs on the Grasshopper and went on with their work.
There’s a time for work and a time for play.
IN the winter season a commonwealth of Ants was busily employed in the management and preservation of their corn; which they exposed to the air, in heaps, round about the avenues of their little country habitation. A Grasshopper, who had chanced to outlive the summer, and was ready to starve with cold and hunger, approached them with great humility, and begged that they would relieve his necessity, with one grain of wheat or rye. One of the ants asked him, how he had disposed of his time in summer, that he had not taken pains, and laid in a stock, as they had done. Alas, Gentlemen, says he, I passed away the time merrily and pleasantly, in drinking, singing, and dancing, and never once thought of winter. If that be the case, replied the Ant, laughing, all I have to say is, That they who drink, sing, and dance in the summer, must starve in the winter.
C. Whittingham (1814)
One summer’s day a Grasshopper was hopping about, chirping and singing to its heart’s content. An Ant passed by, bearing an ear of corn he was taking to the nest.
“Why not come and chat with me,” said the Grasshopper, “instead of toiling in that way?”
“I am helping to lay up food for the winter,” said the Ant, “and recommend you do the same.”
“Why bother about winter?” said the Grasshopper; “we have plenty of food now.”
The Ant went on its way. When winter came the Grasshopper had no food and found itself dying of hunger, while it saw the ants distributing corn and grain from the stores they had collected in the summer.
Ernest Griset (1874)
A Grasshopper that had merrily sung all the summer, was almost perishing with hunger in the winter. So she went to some Ants that lived near, and asked them to lend her a little of the food they had put by.” You shall certainly be paid before this time of year comes again,” said she. “What did you do all the summer?” asked they. “Why, all day long, and all night long too, I sang, if you please,” answered the Grasshopper. “Oh, you sang, did you?” said the Ants. “Now, then, you can dance.”
The ants were spending a fine winter’s day drying grain collected in the summertime. A Grasshopper, perishing with famine, passed by and earnestly begged for a little food. The Ants inquired of him, “Why did you not treasure up food during the summer?’ He replied, “I had not leisure enough. I passed the days in singing.” They then said in derision: “If you were foolish enough to sing all the summer, you must dance supperless to bed in the winter.”
Formicae et Cicada
Formicae fruges per hiemem humectatas siccabant. Has adit cicada, esuriens, et rogat paululum cibi ut sibi impertiant. Cui illae, “Aestate,” inquiunt, “quaerere te oportuit.” “Non vacabat,” inquit cicada. “Quid faciebas igitur?” “Cantationibus operam dabam,” inquit. Tum illae, “Si cecinisti,” inquiunt, “aestate, hieme saltato.”