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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. As opposed to man: Any irrational animal. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Fig.: A coarse, brutal, filthy, or degraded fellow. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A game at cards similar to loo. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A penalty at beast, omber, etc. Hence: To be beasted, to be beaten at beast, omber, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Any living creature; an animal; - including man, insects, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. An irrational animal. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. Beastly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. One of the inferior animals; a quadruped. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. A rude or filthy person. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.

Usage examples for beast

  1. What do you want of a beast like that?" – The Cricket by Marjorie Cooke
  2. Going to the window, Peter looked out of it and saw the horse, a fine beast being held by the landlord, then a man came and mounted it and, at some remark of his, turned his face upwards towards their window. – Fair Margaret by H. Rider Haggard
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