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Definitions of beast

  1. a living organism characterized by voluntary movement Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a cruelly rapacious person Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Any four-footed animal, that may be used for labor, food, or sport; as, a beast of burden. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. As opposed to man: Any irrational animal. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Fig.: A coarse, brutal, filthy, or degraded fellow. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A game at cards similar to loo. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A penalty at beast, omber, etc. Hence: To be beasted, to be beaten at beast, omber, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Any living creature; an animal; - including man, insects, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Any four-footed animal, as distinguished from birds, insects, fishes, and man; a brute. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. An irrational animal as opposed to man: a four-footed animal: a brutal person. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. An irrational animal. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. Beastly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. One of the inferior animals; a quadruped. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. A rude or filthy person. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. Any four-footed animal, as distinguished from bird, insect, or fish, or from man; an irrational animal; a person rude, coarse, fifthy, or noting in a manner unworthy of a rational creature; a game at cards, like too. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. Any four-footed animal; a person rude, coarse, and filthy. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. Any living creature; an animal; -- including man, insects, etc. mso.anu.edu.au
  18. This word is used of flocks or herds of grazing animals ( Exodus 22:5 ; Numbers 20:4 Numbers 20:8 Numbers 20:11 ; Psalms 78:48 ); of beasts of burden ( Genesis 45:17 ); of eatable beasts ( Proverbs 9:2 ); and of swift beasts or dromedaries ( Isaiah 60:6 ). In the New Testament it is used of a domestic animal as property ( Revelation 18:13 ); as used for food ( 1 Corinthians 15:39 ), for service ( Luke 10:34 ; Acts 23:24 ), and for sacrifice ( Acts 7:42 ). When used in contradistinction to man ( Psalms 36:6 ), it denotes a brute creature generally, and when in contradistinction to creeping things ( Leviticus 11:2-7 ; 27:26 ), a four-footed animal. The Mosaic law required that beasts of labour should have rest on the Sabbath ( Exodus 20:10 ; 23:12 ), and in the Sabbatical year all cattle were allowed to roam about freely, and eat whatever grew in the fields ( Exodus 23:11 ; Leviticus 25:7 ). No animal could be castrated ( Leviticus 22:24 ). Animals of different kinds were to be always kept separate ( Leviticus 19:19 ; Deuteronomy 22:10 ). Oxen when used in threshing were not to be prevented from eating what was within their reach ( Deuteronomy 25:4 ; 1co.9:9). This word is used figuratively of an infuriated multitude ( 1 Corinthians 15:32 ; Acts 19:29 ; Compare Psalms 22:12 Psalms 22:16 ; Eccl 3:18 ; Isaiah 11:6-8 ), and of wicked men ( 2 Peter 2:12 ). The four beasts of Daniel 7:3,17,23represent four kingdoms or kings. biblestudytools.com
  19. An animal; a domestic animal; a quadruped, such as may be used for food or in labor or for sport. thelawdictionary.org
  20. Any living creature; an animal; including man, insects, etc. dictgcide_fs
  21. any animal other than a human; opposed to man. dictgcide_fs
  22. b[=e]st, n. an irrational animal, as opposed to man: a four-footed animal: a brutal person: the Beast, Antichrist in the Revelation--dim. BEAST'IES.--n.pl. BEAST'-F[=A]'BLES, stories in which animals play human parts--a widely-spread primitive form of literature, often surviving in more or less developed forms in the more advanced civilisations.--ns. BEAST'HOOD; BEAST'LIHEAD (Spens.), the state or nature of a beast, beastliness; BEAST'LINESS.--adj. BEAST'LY, like a beast in actions or behaviour: coarse: obscene: (colloq.) vile, disagreeable. [O. Fr. beste (Fr. bête)--L. bestia.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  23. Animal; quadruped; (Farming) bovine animal, esp. fatting-cattle (collect. pl. beast); animal for riding or driving; brutal man; person that one dislikes; The B., Antichrist; the b., the animal nature in man. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  24. n. [French,Latin,Hebrew] Any four-footed animal, which may be Used for labor, food, or sport; as opposed to man, any irrational animal. Cabinet Dictionary
  25. An animal distinguished from birds, insects, fishes, and man; an irrational animal, opposed to man; a brutal savage man. Complete Dictionary

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