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. Dan Gainor:

    Since The Daily Beast says it values ‘an inclusive culture, committed to the public good,’ I assume this is the last time Ira Madison III will be writing for them, it goes to a larger point. Liberals get away with personal attacks that would ruin the careers of people on the right. This is demented, but watch how little attention it gets from the national press.

  2. Captain Josh Harris:

    It’s like the seventh seal of hell out there this year. Because we’ve never experienced this before and no one ever has in recording anything having to do with the seas ever has seen anything like this, i don’t think it was fit for man or beast out there, but we were still there and that’s what makes it entertaining.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    A beast is always going to enjoy the feast in a land full of foxes and wolves that hardly care about others and do hard work the least.”

  4. Aristotle:

    He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god.

  5. 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.

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