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
plague, pestilence, pest(noun)
any epidemic disease with a high death rate
pest, blighter, cuss, pesterer, gadfly(noun)
a persistently annoying person
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"
A plague, pestilence, epidemic
An annoying, harmful, often destructive creature.
An annoying person.
Someone with poor social discipline who continually bothers disinterested women.
Stop being such a pest and leave that girl alone!
Origin: From peste (=modern French), from pestis
a fatal epidemic disease; a pestilence; specif., the plague
anything which resembles a pest; one who, or that which, is troublesome, noxious, mischievous, or destructive; a nuisance
Origin: [L. pestis: cf. F. peste.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pest, n. a deadly disease: a plague: anything destructive: a troublesome person.—n. Pest′house, a hospital for persons afflicted with any contagious disease.—adj. Pestif′erous, contagious: pestilent: annoying.—adv. Pestif′erously.—n. Pest′ilence, any contagious deadly disease: anything that is hurtful to the morals.—adjs. Pest′ilent, producing pestilence: hurtful to health and life: mischievous: corrupt: troublesome; Pestilen′tial, of the nature of pestilence: producing pestilence: destructive.—advs. Pestilen′tially, Pest′ilently. [Fr. peste—L. pestis, a contagious disease.]
The numerical value of PEST in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of PEST in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Show me a friend in need and I'll show you a pest.
I hate the pollyanna pest who says that all is for the best.
I think people know about the pest, I think they’re just now becoming aware of how serious this pest is going to be.
This research is opening new doors for the future of farming with pest control methods that are non-toxic and pesticide-free.
Warmer, wetter conditions favor pest activity, if the experts are right about El Niño, the pest control industry will benefit, no doubt about that.
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Translations for PEST
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- plaga, pestaCatalan, Valencian
- plageånd, skadedyr, pestilens, plageDanish
- Nervensäge, Quälgeist, SchädlingGerman
- ζιζάνιο, πληγή, πανούκλα, λοιμός, μάστιγαGreek
- moscardón, pestilencia, peste, epidemia, parásitoSpanish
- kiusankappale, tuhoeläin, maanvaiva, kiusanhenkiFinnish
- peste, insecteFrench
- plàighScottish Gaelic
- orotā, pōrearea, nanakia, kīreareaMāori
- plaag, pest, lastpakDutch
- doo yildiniiNavajo, Navaho
- чума́, парази́т, вреди́тель, морRussian
- dosàdnjāk, dosadnjáković, štetòčina, štȅtnīkSerbo-Croatian
- dämabanäsäk, dämabanim, dämabaplan, dämabanimil, minimilVolapük
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