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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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"
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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.
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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)
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pest

[pɛst] n
a. (Zool) → insetto ( or animale m ) nocivo
b. (fig) (person) → peste f; (thing) → rottura
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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
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pest

1. n. insecto nocivo;
2. peste. V.: plague
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