from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An animal other than a human, especially a large four-footed mammal.
- noun Animal nature as opposed to intellect or spirit.
- noun A very large or powerful person or thing.
- noun Something of a specified kind.
- noun A brutal, contemptible person.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A living being; an animal: in this extended sense now only in dialectal or colloquial use.
- noun 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.
- noun Any irrational animal, as opposed to man, as in the phrase man and beast, where beast usually means horse.
- noun plural In rural economy, originally all domestic animals, but now only cattle; especially, fatting cattle as distinguished from other animals.
- noun In a limited specific use, a horse: as, my beast is tired out.
- noun Figuratively, a brutal man; a person rude, coarse, filthy, or acting in a manner unworthy of a rational creature.
- noun [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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun obsolete Any living creature; an animal; -- including man, insects, etc.
- noun Any four-footed animal, that may be used for labor, food, or sport.
- noun any animal other than a human; -- opposed to
- noun Fig.: A coarse, brutal, filthy, or degraded fellow.
- noun obsolete A game at cards similar to loo.
- noun A penalty at beast, omber, etc. Hence: To be beasted, to be beaten at beast, omber, etc.
- noun [Obs.] the lion.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun Any
animalother than a human; usually only applied to land vertebrates. Especially large or dangerous four-footed ones
- noun A
domesticanimal, especially a bovinefarm animal:
- noun A person who
behavesin a violent, antisocialor uncivilizedmanner.
- noun slang A large and impressive automobile
- noun slang A
- verb UK, military to
impose arduous exercises, either as trainingor as punishment.
- adjective slang
great; excellent; powerful
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
- noun a cruelly rapacious person
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
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.