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.
To apply any insecticide in a public waterway you have to be licensed. A certified pest management person.
I think people know about the pest, I think they’re just now becoming aware of how serious this pest is going to be.
We view this as a high-quality service company ... (that) has also been a successful consolidator in the pest industry.
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Translations for PEST
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- 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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