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Pest

 (pĕst, pĕsht)
A former town of north-central Hungary on the left bank of the Danube River. Since 1873 it has been part of Budapest.

pest

 (pĕst)
n.
1. An annoying person or thing; a nuisance.
2. An organism, typically an insect, that sickens or annoys humans, hampers human activities, damages crops or food products, harms livestock, or causes damage to buildings.
3. A deadly epidemic disease; a pestilence.

[French peste, pestilence, from Old French, from Latin pestis.]

pest

(pɛst)
n
1. a person or thing that annoys, esp by imposing itself when it is not wanted; nuisance
2. (Agriculture)
a. any organism that damages crops, injures or irritates livestock or man, or reduces the fertility of land
b. (as modifier): pest control.
3. (Pathology) rare an epidemic disease or pestilence
[C16: from Latin pestis plague, of obscure origin]

pest

(pɛst)

n.
1. an annoying or troublesome person, animal, or thing; nuisance.
2. an insect or other small animal that harms or destroys garden plants, trees, etc.
3. a deadly epidemic disease, esp. a plague; pestilence.
[1545–55; < Latin pestis plague]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pest - 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 animalpest - 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
epidemic disease - any infectious disease that develops and spreads rapidly to many people
bubonic plague, glandular plague, pestis bubonica - the most common form of the plague in humans; characterized by chills, prostration, delirium and the formation of buboes in the armpits and groin; does not spread from person to person
plague pneumonia, pneumonic plague, pulmonic plague - a rapidly progressive and frequently fatal form of the plague that can spread through the air from person to person; characterized by lung involvement with chill, bloody expectoration and high fever
septicemic plague - an especially dangerous and generally fatal form of the plague in which infecting organisms invade the bloodstream; does not spread from person to person
2.pest - any epidemic disease with a high death rate
epidemic disease - any infectious disease that develops and spreads rapidly to many people
3.pest - a persistently annoying personpest - a persistently annoying person  
nudnick, nudnik - (Yiddish) someone who is a boring pest
persecutor, tormenter, tormentor - someone who torments
4.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"
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
vermin - any of various small animals or insects that are pests; e.g. cockroaches or rats; "cereals must be protected from mice and other vermin"; "he examined the child's head for vermin"; "boys in the village have probably been shooting vermin"

pest

noun
1. infection, bug, insect, plague, epidemic, blight, scourge, bane, pestilence, gogga (S. African informal) all kinds of pests like flies and mosquitoes bacterial fungal and viral pests of the plants themselves
2. nuisance, bore, trial, pain (informal), drag (informal), bother, irritation, gall, annoyance, bane, pain in the neck (informal), pain in the arse (taboo informal), vexation, thorn in your flesh My neighbour's a real pest.
Translations
حَشَرَةٌ تَضُرُ الْزِرَاعَةَشَخْصٌ مُزْعِجوَباء، طاعون
škůdceotrava
skadedyrpestilensplage
plagarolloanimal/insecto nocivofregónlata
maanvaivatuhoeläin
dosadnjakdosadnjakovićnametnikštetnikštetočina
kártevõ
plágaskaîvaldur, plága
害虫
귀찮은 사람
kenkėjaspesticidas
gatavā nelaimeneciešams cilvēksparazīts, kaitēklis
škodca
golazennadloga
pest
คนหรือสัตว์ที่รบกวน
baş belâsıhaşeremusibetzararlı yaratık
sâu bọ

pest

[pest]
A. N
1. (Zool) → plaga f; (= insect) → insecto m nocivo; (= animal) → animal m dañino, animal m nocivo
2. (fig) (= person) → pelma mf (Sp) , pelmazo/a m/f (Sp) , fregón/ona m/f (LAm) ; (= thing) → lata f, fastidio m
what a pest that child is!¡cómo me fastidia ese niño!
it's a pest having to goes una lata tener que ir
B. CPD pest control Nlucha f contra las plagas de insectos y ratas
pest control officer Nfuncionario/a m/f del departamento de lucha contra plagas de insectos y ratas

pest

[ˈpɛst] n
(= insect, animal) → ravageur m
crops which are resistant to pests and diseases → des cultures résistant aux ravageurs et aux maladies
(= annoying person) → peste f
to be a pest → être une peste
He's a real pest! → C'est une vraie peste!pest control n
(= killing of foxes, rats, mice) → lutte f contre les nuisibles
Hunting is not only about pest control → La chasse n'est pas seulement une question de lutte contre les nuisibles.
(= killing of insects, slugs) → lutte f contre les ravageurs insect pest control, pest control department, pest control officerpest control department nservice m de lutte contre les nuisiblespest control officer npréposé(e) m/f à la lutte contre les nuisibles

pest

n
(Zool) → Schädling m; pest controlSchädlingsbekämpfung f
(fig) (= person)Nervensäge f; (= thing)Plage f; sex pest(lästige) Sexbestie
(obs: = plague) → Pest f, → Pestilenz f (old)

pest

[pɛst] n
a. (Zool) → insetto ( or animale m ) nocivo
b. (fig) (person) → peste f; (thing) → rottura

pest

(pest) noun
1. a creature that is harmful or destructive, eg a mosquito, a rat etc.
2. a troublesome person or thing. He is always annoying me – he is an absolute pest!
ˈpesticide (-tisaid) noun
a substance that kills animal and insect pests.

pest

حَشَرَةٌ تَضُرُ الْزِرَاعَةَ škůdce skadedyr Plage μάστιγα plaga maanvaiva animal nuisible nametnik insetto nocivo 害虫 귀찮은 사람 ongedierte plage szkodnik infestação, pragas вредитель pest คนหรือสัตว์ที่รบกวน haşere sâu bọ 害虫

pest

1. n. insecto nocivo;
2. peste. V.: plague
References in classic literature ?
At the point which I had reached in a preceding paragraph of this account, the situation was as follows: two horses lay dying; the bull had scattered his persecutors for the moment, and stood raging, panting, pawing the dust in clouds over his back, when the man that had been wounded returned to the ring on a remount, a poor blindfolded wreck that yet had something ironically military about his bearing - and the next moment the bull had ripped him open and his bowls were dragging upon the ground: and the bull was charging his swarm of pests again.
The insect pests of Honduras, as in all tropical countries, are annoying and dangerous.
In those days, so sparsely populated was the land that wild animals often became pests.
The very dogs, those noisy pests of an Indian town, kept silence.
It is that of flatterers, of whom courts are full, because men are so self-complacent in their own affairs, and in a way so deceived in them, that they are preserved with difficulty from this pest, and if they wish to defend themselves they run the danger of falling into contempt.
His pride in having at any time of his life achieved such a great social distinction as to be a nuisance, an incumbrance, and a pest, was only to be satisfied by three sonorous repetitions of the boast.
Thus making his own actual serpent--if a serpent there actually was in his bosom--the type of each man's fatal error, or hoarded sin, or unquiet conscience, and striking his sting so unremorsefully into the sorest spot, we may well imagine that Roderick became the pest of the city.
When he got to be old enough to begin to toddle about and say broken words and get an idea of what his hands were for, he was a more consummate pest than ever.
The scarlet stains upon the body and especially upon the face of the victim, were the pest ban which shut him out from the aid and from the sympathy of his fellow-men.
She became a pest to him, like a policeman following him around the stable and the hounds, and, if he even so much as glanced curiously at a pigeon or chicken, bursting into an outcry of indignation and wrath.
He confessed with the utmost frankness and ingenuity that the priests and religious have given dreadful accounts both of us and of the religion we preached; that the unhappy people were taught by them that the curse of God attended us wheresoever we went; that we were always followed by the grasshoppers, that pest of Abyssinia, which carried famine and destruction over all the country; that he, seeing no grasshoppers following us when we passed by their village, began to doubt of the reality of what the priests had so confidently asserted, and was now convinced that the representation they made of us was calumny and imposture.
thou art the pest of all great minds," said Gourville, shrugging his shoulders.