What does beast mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna(noun)

    a living organism characterized by voluntary movement

  2. beast, wolf, savage, brute, wildcat(noun)

    a cruelly rapacious person

Wiktionary

  1. beast(Noun)

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

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

  2. beast(Noun)

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

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

  3. beast(Noun)

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

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

  4. beast(Noun)

    A large and impressive automobile

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

  5. beast(Noun)

    A sex offender.

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

  6. beast(Verb)

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

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

  7. Beast(ProperNoun)

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

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

  8. Beast(ProperNoun)

    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).

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Beast(noun)

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

  2. Beast(noun)

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

  3. Beast(noun)

    as opposed to man: Any irrational animal

  4. Beast(noun)

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

  5. Beast(noun)

    a game at cards similar to loo

  6. Beast(noun)

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

Freebase

  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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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

Anagrams for beast »

  1. abets, baste, bates, Bates, beats, betas, esbat, tabes

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How to say beast in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Nicole Kidman:

    It melts my heart … they are generous and they are empathetic. I love that about them. They went to see ‘ Beauty and the Beast, ’ and they had tears rolling down their faces because they care about the beast, they have those kind eyes. When you talk about beauty, I always look deep into people’s eyes. That’s where you see the real person.

  2. H.W. Mann:

    Ego is the Beast that seeks to conquer and destroy

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Courage is often misconstrued as the absence of fear, which it is not. Courage is rather a total mastery of fear. It's the Courage that takes away the fear to make mistakes and deepest fear to fail. Courage is never a roaring beast as pictured many a times - but in my view, it's a wonderful, quiet and tiny singing bird that whispers softly and gently in your ears: "You'll do it again tomorrow! You'll make it happen!" during the darkest moments of life, when you are all alone. Never lose that beautiful and precious singing bird.

  4. Jennifer Lawrenceseems:

    Thank you, Emma Watson, for 'Beauty and the Beast.' I’ve seen it six or seven times. If anybody has any questions about it, come to me.

  5. Timothy Leary:

    A man without justice is a beast, and a man who would make himself a beast forgets the pain of being a man.

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