beast

(redirected from Beast (disambiguation))
Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal.
Related to Beast (disambiguation): BEEST, Beasts

beast

 (bēst)
n.
1. An animal other than a human, especially a large four-footed mammal.
2. Animal nature as opposed to intellect or spirit: an insult that brought out the beast in him.
3. A very large or powerful person or thing: drives a beast of a truck.
4. Something of a specified kind: Her latest film is an odd beast.
5. A brutal, contemptible person.

[Middle English beste, from Old French, from Latin bēstia.]

beast

(biːst)
n
1. any animal other than man, esp a large wild quadruped
2. savage nature or characteristics: the beast in man.
3. a brutal, uncivilized, or filthy person
vb
(Military) (tr) military slang chiefly Brit to punish or torture (someone) in a manner that involves excessive physical exercise
[C13: from Old French beste, from Latin bestia, of obscure origin]

beast

(bist)

n.
1. any nonhuman animal, esp. a large, four-footed mammal.
2. the crude animal nature common to humans and other animals.
3. a cruel, coarse, or filthy person.
4. any animal, as distinguished from a plant.
[1175–1225; Middle English < Old French beste < Latin bēstia]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.beast - a living organism characterized by voluntary movementbeast - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
organism, being - a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
ritual killing, sacrifice - the act of killing (an animal or person) in order to propitiate a deity
tracking, trailing - the pursuit (of a person or animal) by following tracks or marks they left behind
animal kingdom, Animalia, kingdom Animalia - taxonomic kingdom comprising all living or extinct animals
pest - 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"
critter - a regional term for `creature' (especially for domestic animals)
creepy-crawly - an animal that creeps or crawls (such as worms or spiders or insects)
darter - a person or other animal that moves abruptly and rapidly; "squirrels are darters"
peeper - an animal that makes short high-pitched sounds
homeotherm, homoiotherm, homotherm - an animal that has a body temperature that is relatively constant and independent of the environmental temperature
ectotherm, poikilotherm - an animal whose body temperature varies with the temperature of its surroundings; any animal except birds and mammals
range animal - any animal that lives and grazes in the grassy open land of western North America (especially horses, cattle, sheep)
varment, varmint - any usually predatory wild animal considered undesirable; e.g., coyote
scavenger - any animal that feeds on refuse and other decaying organic matter
work animal - an animal trained for and used for heavy labor
domestic animal, domesticated animal - any of various animals that have been tamed and made fit for a human environment
feeder - an animal that feeds on a particular source of food; "a bark feeder"; "a mud feeder"
migrator - an animal (especially birds and fish) that travels between different habitats at particular times of the year
molter, moulter - an animal (especially birds and arthropods and reptiles) that periodically shed their outer layer (feathers or cuticle or skin or hair)
pet - a domesticated animal kept for companionship or amusement
stayer - a person or other animal having powers of endurance or perseverance; "the horse that won the race is a good stayer"
stunt - a creature (especially a whale) that has been prevented from attaining full growth
marine animal, marine creature, sea animal, sea creature - any of numerous animals inhabiting the sea including e.g. fishes and molluscs and many mammals
female - an animal that produces gametes (ova) that can be fertilized by male gametes (spermatozoa)
male - an animal that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that can fertilize female gametes (ova)
adult - any mature animal
young, offspring - any immature animal
pureblood, purebred, thoroughbred - a pedigreed animal of unmixed lineage; used especially of horses
giant - any creature of exceptional size
survivor - an animal that survives in spite of adversity; "only the fittest animals were survivors of the cold winters"
mutant - an animal that has undergone mutation
herbivore - any animal that feeds chiefly on grass and other plants; "horses are herbivores"; "the sauropod dinosaurs were apparently herbivores"
insectivore - any organism that feeds mainly on insects
acrodont - an animal having teeth consolidated with the summit of the alveolar ridge without sockets
pleurodont - an animal having teeth fused with the inner surface of the alveolar ridge without sockets
microorganism, micro-organism - any organism of microscopic size
actinomycete - any bacteria (some of which are pathogenic for humans and animals) belonging to the order Actinomycetales
zooplankton - animal constituent of plankton; mainly small crustaceans and fish larvae
conceptus, fertilized egg, embryo - an animal organism in the early stages of growth and differentiation that in higher forms merge into fetal stages but in lower forms terminate in commencement of larval life
chordate - any animal of the phylum Chordata having a notochord or spinal column
invertebrate - any animal lacking a backbone or notochord; the term is not used as a scientific classification
metazoan - any animal of the subkingdom Metazoa; all animals except protozoans and sponges
omnivore - an animal that feeds on both animal and vegetable substances
predatory animal, predator - any animal that lives by preying on other animals
prey, quarry - animal hunted or caught for food
game - animal hunted for food or sport
2.beast - a cruelly rapacious personbeast - a cruelly rapacious person    
aggressor, assailant, assaulter, attacker - someone who attacks

beast

noun
1. animal, creature, brute the threats our ancestors faced from wild beasts
2. brute, monster, savage, barbarian, fiend, swine, ogre, ghoul, sadist a sex beast who subjected two sisters to a terrifying ordeal
Quotations
"And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,"
"Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?" [W.B. Yeats The Second Coming]

beast

noun
A perversely bad, cruel, or wicked person:
Translations
إنْسانٌ كالوَحْشحَيَوان، وَحْشفَظ، جِلْف، قَذِر
zvířebestieprotivasurovec
bæstdyrudyr
hirviöpeto
kellemetlen embervadállat
dÿr, skepnaóòokkiskepna, kvikindi, óòokki
bjaurusgalvijasgyvuliškasgyvuliškumasnegražus
dzīvniekslopstiepšazvērs
beštia
zverzverina
best
hayvanhayvanın tekikaba/iğrenç adam

beast

[biːst] N
1. (= animal) → bestia f
beast of burdenbestia f de carga
the king of the beastsel rey de los animales
the Beast (Rel) → la Bestia
the mark of the Beast (Rel) → la marca de la Bestia
see also wild D
2. (= person) → bestia mf
that beast of a policemanaquel bestia de policía
what a beast he is!¡qué bruto or bestia es!
you beast!¡animal!
3. (= thing) it's a beast of a dayes un día horrible
it's a beast of a jobes un trabajo de chinos
a good thriller is a rare beast indeedescasean las buenas novelas/películas de suspense
this is quite a different beastesto ya es otra cosa

beast

[ˈbiːst] n
(= animal) → bête f
(= person) he's a beast → c'est une brute
He's a selfish little beast!
BUT Quel petit égoïste, celui-là!.

beast

n
Tier nt
(inf: = person) → Biest nt, → Ekel nt; don’t be a beast!sei nicht so eklig! (inf); that beast of a brother-in-lawdieser fiese Schwager (inf); this (problem) is a beast, it’s a beast (of a problem)das (Problem) hats in sich (inf); a good thriller is a rare beast indeedein guter Krimi ist wirklich eine Seltenheit; TV films are a different beast (from movies)Fernsehfilme sind etwas ganz anderes (als Kinofilme)

beast

[biːst] n (animal) (fam) (disagreeable person) → bestia, animale m; (cruel person) → bruto
beast of burden → bestia da soma
it's a beast of a job (fam) → è un lavoraccio

beast

(biːst)
1. a four-footed (especially large) animal. beasts of the jungle.
2. a cruel, brutal person.
3. an unpleasant person. Arthur is a beast for refusing to come!
ˈbeastly adjective
1. like a beast.
2. disagreeable. What a beastly thing to do!
ˈbeastliness noun