What does PEST mean?

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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"


  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

  3. Origin: [L. pestis: cf. F. peste.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pest

    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.]

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Anagrams for PEST »

  1. step

  2. sept, Sept.

  3. pets

  4. Sept

  5. Sept.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of PEST in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of PEST in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Joe E. Lewis:

    Show me a friend in need and I'll show you a pest.

  2. Franklin P. Adams:

    I hate the pollyanna pest who says that all is for the best.

  3. Mustapha Debboun:

    To apply any insecticide in a public waterway you have to be licensed. A certified pest management person.

  4. Tivon Feeley:

    I think people know about the pest, I think they’re just now becoming aware of how serious this pest is going to be.

  5. Curt Organt:

    We view this as a high-quality service company ... (that) has also been a successful consolidator in the pest industry.

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