American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An animal other than a human, especially a large four-footed mammal.
- n. New England & Southern U.S. A large domestic animal, especially a horse or bull.
- n. Animal nature as opposed to intellect or spirit: "So far the beast in us has insisted upon having its full say” ( William Dean Howells).
- n. A brutal, contemptible person.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A living being; an animal: in this extended sense now only in dialectal or colloquial use.
- n. Any four-footed animal, as distinguished from fowls, insects, fishes, and man: as, beasts of burden; beasts of the chase; beasts of the forest. It is applied chiefly to large animals.
- n. Any irrational animal, as opposed to man, as in the phrase man and beast, where beast usually means horse.
- n. plural In rural economy, originally all domestic animals, but now only cattle; especially, fatting cattle as distinguished from other animals.
- n. In a limited specific use, a horse: as, my beast is tired out.
- n. Figuratively, a brutal man; a person rude, coarse, filthy, or acting in a manner unworthy of a rational creature.
- n. [In this use also spelled as orig. pron., bāste, ⟨ F. beste, now béte, in same sense.] An old game of cards resembling loo. A penalty or forfeit at this game, and also in ombre and quadrille.
- n. Any animal other than a human; usually only applied to land vertebrates. Especially large or dangerous four-footed ones
- n. A domestic animal, especially a bovine farm animal:
- n. A person who behaves in a violent, antisocial or uncivilized manner.
- n. slang A large and impressive automobile
- n. slang A sex offender.
- v. UK, military to impose arduous exercises, either as training or as punishment.
- adj. slang great; excellent; powerful
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete Any living creature; an animal; -- including man, insects, etc.
- n. Any four-footed animal, that may be used for labor, food, or sport.
- n. any animal other than a human; -- opposed to
- n. Fig.: A coarse, brutal, filthy, or degraded fellow.
- n. obsolete A game at cards similar to loo.
- n. A penalty at beast, omber, etc. Hence: To be beasted, to be beaten at beast, omber, etc.
- n. a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
- n. a cruelly rapacious person
- From Old French beste (French: bête), from Latin bēstia ("animal, beast"); many cognates – see bestia#Descendants. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English beste, from Old French, from Latin bēstia. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The symbol of a beast considered merely _as a beast_, could not, in the nature of the case, signify anything more than a temporal kingdom or political empire.”
“Deep in the nature of all these noble races there lurks unmistakably the beast of prey, the _blond beast_, lustfully roving in search of booty and victory.”
“And _a brute beast _ -- whose fellow I had contemptuously destroyed -- _a brute beast_ to work out for _me_ -- for me a man, fashioned in the image of the High God -- so much of insufferable wo!”
“If you look in the dictionary under the word beast there are these words any nonhuman animal, especially a large, four-footed mammal.”
“It does not call up the beast, and if it did it would not matter much, as a rule; the beast is a harmless and rather amiable creature, as anybody can see by watching cattle.”
“New studies show the number of the beast is actually 616.”
“At the heart of the beast is a 686cc fuel-injected engine that makes monstrous torque from idle, through the mid-range, and right up to the 9,000 rpm redline.”
“I know you're being silly and all, but the number of the beast is actually 616, not 666. boogieman”
“Getting through the little towns with this beast is a problem in of itself!”
“Camels are an animal, what we call a beast of burden, from the standpoint this is a young camel, obviously.”
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