Beast Definition

bēst
beasts
noun
beasts
An animal other than a human, especially a large four-footed mammal.
American Heritage
Any animal as distinguished from a human being.
Neither man nor beast.
Webster's New World
Animal nature as opposed to intellect or spirit.
An insult that brought out the beast in him.
American Heritage
Any large, four-footed animal; sometimes, specif., a domesticated animal.
Webster's New World
A very large or powerful person or thing.
Drives a beast of a truck.
American Heritage
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pronoun

(biblical) A figure in the Book of Revelation (Apocalypse), often identified with Satan or the Antichrist.

Wiktionary
A wild animal, or seemingly so, which roams free in a country it is usually only found in zoos. (For example The Beast of Bodmin Mo).
Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Beast

Noun

Singular:
beast
Plural:
beasts

Origin of Beast

  • Middle English beste from Old French from Latin bēstia

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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