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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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. Animesh Roul:

    Animesh Roul, executive director of Society for the Study of Peace and Conflict, a New Delhi-based think tank, said the time had come for a change of approach for security agencies involved in countering groups such as IS. “I had someone ask me about IS camps and leaders in Bangladesh. Headquarters, organisations, structures are things of the past. The IS is a completely different beast,” he told Hindustan Times. “Bangladesh should be an area of focus for us despite the Dhaka government’s repeated denials of the presence of IS and Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS). The infrastructure for radicalisation, such as madrasas, exists there and this presents an opportunity for IS and AQIS,” Roul said. “Besides, there is a lot of evidence of the presence of Bangladeshis from Britain and Canada in the ranks of the IS.”

  2. Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire:

    The public is a ferocious beast -- one must either chain it up or flee from it.

  3. Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn:

    One should never direct people towards happiness, because happiness too is an idol of the market-place. One should direct them towards mutual affection. A beast gnawing at its prey can be happy too, but only human beings can feel affection for each other, and this is the highest achievement they can aspire to.

  4. William Shakespeare, "The Merchant of Venice", Act 1 scene 2:

    When he is best, he is a little worse than a man; and when he is worst, he is little better than a beast.

  5. Robert G. Ingersoll:

    Courage without conscience is a wild beast.

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