Definitions for PESTpɛst

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. an annoying or troublesome person, animal, or thing; nuisance.

  2. an insect or other small animal that harms or destroys garden plants, trees, etc.

    Category: Entomology

  3. a deadly epidemic disease, esp. a plague; pestilence.

    Category: Pathology

Origin of pest:

1545–55; < L pestis plague

Princeton's WordNet

  1. plague, pestilence, pest, pestis(noun)

    a serious (sometimes fatal) infection of rodents caused by Yersinia pestis and accidentally transmitted to humans by the bite of a flea that has bitten an infected animal

  2. plague, pestilence, pest(noun)

    any epidemic disease with a high death rate

  3. pest, blighter, cuss, pesterer, gadfly(noun)

    a persistently annoying person

  4. pest(noun)

    any unwanted and destructive insect or other animal that attacks food or crops or livestock etc.

    "he sprayed the garden to get rid of pests"; "many pests have developed resistance to the common pesticides"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. pest(noun)ɛst

    sb who is annoying; = nuisance

    Her daughter can be a real pest.

  2. pestɛst

    a small animal or insect that causes damage

    domestic pest control


  1. pest(Noun)

    A plague, pestilence, epidemic

  2. pest(Noun)

    An annoying, harmful, often destructive creature.

  3. pest(Noun)

    An annoying person.

  4. pest(Noun)

    Someone with poor social discipline who continually bothers disinterested women.

    Stop being such a pest and leave that girl alone!

  5. Origin: From peste (=modern French), from pestis

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pest(noun)

    a fatal epidemic disease; a pestilence; specif., the plague

  2. Pest(noun)

    anything which resembles a pest; one who, or that which, is troublesome, noxious, mischievous, or destructive; a nuisance

Anagrams of PEST

  1. step

  2. sept, Sept.

  3. pets

  4. Sept

  5. Sept.

Translations for PEST

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a creature that is harmful or destructive, eg a mosquito, a rat etc.

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