What does Beast mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, faunanoun

    a living organism characterized by voluntary movement

  2. beast, wolf, savage, brute, wildcatnoun

    a cruelly rapacious person


  1. beastnoun

    Any animal other than a human; usually only applied to land vertebrates. Especially large or dangerous four-footed ones

  2. beastnoun

    (more specific) a domestic animal, especially a bovine farm animal:

  3. beastnoun

    A person who behaves in a violent, antisocial or uncivilized manner.

  4. beastnoun

    A large and impressive automobile

  5. beastnoun

    A sex offender.

  6. beastverb

    to impose arduous exercises, either as training or as punishment.

  7. Beastnoun

    A figure in the Book of Revelation (Apocalypse), often identified with Satan or the Antichrist.

  8. Beastnoun

    A wild animal, or seemingly so, which roams free in a country it is usually only found in zoos. (For example The Beast of Bodmin Moor).

  9. Etymology: From beste (French: bête), from bestia; many cognates – see bestia#Descendants.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. BEASTnoun

    Etymology: beste, Fr. bestia, Lat.

    The man that once did sell the lion’s skin,
    While the beast liv’d, was kill’d with hunting him. William Shakespeare.

    Beasts of chase are the buck, the doe, the fox, the martern, and the roe. Beasts of the forest are the hart, the hind, the hare, the boar, and the wolf. Beasts of warren are the hare and cony. John Cowell.

    I dare do all that may become a man;
    Who dares do more, is none. ————
    ———— What beast was’t then
    That made you break this enterprize to me? Macbeth.

    Medea’s charms were there, Circean feasts,
    With bowls that turn’d enamour’d youths to beasts. Dryden.


  1. Beast

    Beast is the debut single by British rapper Chipmunk, released in December 2008. It is the first single taken from his debut studio album, I Am Chipmunk. It was released on the Alwayz Recordings label. The music video for "Beast" was uploaded to the Alwayz Recordings YouTube account on 8 November 2008. The "Beast" video was directed by Mo. The video is presented in black and white with Loick Essien making a guest appearance throughout.


  1. beast

    A "beast" is an animal that is perceived to be wild, large, powerful, and potentially dangerous or untamed. It is often used to describe non-human creatures with impressive strength or ferocity. Additionally, the term can also be used metaphorically to refer to a person or thing that is exceptionally skilled, strong, or intimidating.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Beastnoun

    any living creature; an animal; -- including man, insects, etc

  2. Beastnoun

    any four-footed animal, that may be used for labor, food, or sport; as, a beast of burden

  3. Beastnoun

    as opposed to man: Any irrational animal

  4. Beastnoun

    fig.: A coarse, brutal, filthy, or degraded fellow

  5. Beastnoun

    a game at cards similar to loo

  6. Beastnoun

    a penalty at beast, omber, etc. Hence: To be beasted, to be beaten at beast, omber, etc


  1. Beast

    The Beast is a fictional character, a superhero who appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. He is a founding member of the mutant team of superheroes known as the X-Men. When he was first introduced, the Beast is a mutant who possesses ape-like superhuman physical strength and agility and oversized hands and feet, though he otherwise appears to be a normal human being. Throughout his history, the Beast undergoes progressive transformations to his physiognomy, permanently gaining increasingly animalistic physical characteristics. These include blue fur, feline facial features, pointed ears, fangs, and claws. His physical power increases to even greater levels, as do his senses. Despite his inhuman appearance, he is a brilliant man of the arts and sciences; he is a world authority on biochemistry and genetics, the X-Men's medical doctor, and the science and mathematics instructor at the Xavier Institute. He is also a mutant political activist. Fighting his bestial instincts and fears of social rejection, the Beast dedicates his physical and mental gifts to the creation of a better world for man and mutant. He also has a witty sense of humor.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Beast

    bēst, n. an irrational animal, as opposed to man: a four-footed animal: a brutal person: the Beast, Antichrist in the Revelation—dim. Beast′ies.—n.pl. Beast′-fā′bles, stories in which animals play human parts—a widely-spread primitive form of literature, often surviving in more or less developed forms in the more advanced civilisations.—ns. Beast′hood; Beast′lihead (Spens.), the state or nature of a beast, beastliness; Beast′liness.—adj. Beast′ly, like a beast in actions or behaviour: coarse: obscene: (colloq.) vile, disagreeable. [O. Fr. beste (Fr. bête)—L. bestia.]

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Beast' in Nouns Frequency: #2470

Anagrams for Beast »

  1. abets

  2. baste

  3. bates

  4. Bates

  5. beats

  6. betas

  7. esbat

  8. tabes

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Beast in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Beast in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Beast in a Sentence

  1. Francis Bacon:

    Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.

  2. Hunter S. Thompson:

    He who makes a beast of himself relieves himself the pain of being a man.

  3. Sir William Schwenck Gilbert:

    No one can have a higher opinion of him than I have; and I think he's a dirty little beast.

  4. Campbell Mickel:

    It’s a beast and it wasn’t cheap that’s for sure, it was wrapped up after I bought it and shipped to me on two pallets.

  5. David Assael:

    Spring is about to spring. Persephone is coming back and the ice is groaning, about to break with the exquisite and deafening roar. It's a time for madness a time for our fangs to come down and our eyes to glaze over so that the beast in us can sing with unmitigated joy. Oh yes, ecstasy, I welcome thee

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