AskDefine | Define beast

Dictionary Definition

beast

Noun

1 a living organism characterized by voluntary movement [syn: animal, animate being, brute, creature, fauna]
2 a cruelly rapacious person [syn: wolf, savage, brute, wildcat]

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English

Etymology

From beste (French: bête), from bestia

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. Any animal other than a human; usually only applied to vertebrates, sometimes excluding birds.
  2. A person who behaves in a violent, antisocial or uncivilised manner.

Translations

non-human animal
violent/antisocial person

Extensive Definition

A beast is an animal, especially a four-legged mammal.
Beast or BEAST may refer to:
The Beast may refer to:
The Beast may also refer to:

People nicknamed The Beast

beast in Catalan: Bèstia
beast in German: Beast
beast in Spanish: Bestia
beast in French: Bête
beast in Italian: Bestia
beast in Dutch: Bestia
beast in Japanese: 獣
beast in Portuguese: Besta
beast in Finnish: Peto

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Mafioso, Young Turk, animal, anthropophagite, barbarian, being, beldam, berserk, berserker, bomber, brute, cannibal, creature, creeping thing, critter, cur, demon, destroyer, devil, dog, dragon, dumb animal, dumb friend, fiend, fire-eater, firebrand, fury, goon, gorilla, gunsel, hardnose, hell-raiser, hellcat, hellhound, hellion, holy terror, hood, hoodlum, hothead, hotspur, hound, hyena, incendiary, insect, killer, living being, living thing, mad dog, madcap, man-eater, mongrel, monster, mugger, nihilist, pig, polecat, quadruped, rapist, reptile, revolutionary, savage, serpent, shark, she-wolf, skunk, snake, spitfire, swine, termagant, terror, terrorist, tiger, tigress, tough, tough guy, ugly customer, vandal, varmint, vermin, violent, viper, virago, vixen, whelp, wild beast, wild man, witch, wolf, worm, wrecker
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