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Meaning of BEAST

Pronunciation:  beest

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
  2. [n]  a cruelly rapacious person

BEAST is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: animal, animate being, brute, brute, creature, fauna, savage, wildcat, wolf
 See Also: acrodont, adult, aggressor, animal kingdom, animal tissue, Animalia, assailant, assaulter, attacker, being, biped, captive, caput, chordate, conceptus, creepy-crawly, critter, darter, dead animal, domestic animal, embryo, face, female, fertilized egg, fictional animal, game, giant, head, herbivore, insectivore, invertebrate, kingdom Animalia, larva, male, marine animal, mate, metazoan, migrator, molter, moulter, mutant, offspring, omnivore, organism, peeper, pet, pleurodont, predator, predatory animal, prey, pureblood, purebred, quarry, racer, scavenger, sea animal, stayer, stunt, survivor, thoroughbred, varment, varmint, vermin, work animal, young, zooplankton



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Beast\, n. [OE. best, beste, OF. beste, F. b[^e]te, fr.
L. bestia.]
1. Any living creature; an animal; -- including man, insects,
   etc. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

2. Any four-footed animal, that may be used for labor, food,
   or sport; as, a beast of burden.

         A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast.
                                               --Prov. xii.

3. As opposed to {man}: Any irrational animal.

4. Fig.: A coarse, brutal, filthy, or degraded fellow.

5. A game at cards similar to loo. [Obs.] --Wright.

6. A penalty at beast, omber, etc. Hence: To be beasted, to
   be beaten at beast, omber, etc.

{Beast royal}, the lion. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

Syn: {Beast}, {Brute}.

Usage: When we use these words in a figurative sense, as
       applicable to human beings, we think of beasts as mere
       animals governed by animal appetite; and of brutes as
       being destitute of reason or moral feeling, and
       governed by unrestrained passion. Hence we speak of
       beastly appetites; beastly indulgences, etc.; and of
       brutal manners; brutal inhumanity; brutal ferocity.
       So, also, we say of a drunkard, that he first made
       himself a beast, and then treated his family like a

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of a beast means foolishness and ignorance. Dreaming of faceless beasts indicates a situation you are refusing to see or confront, but are aware of it in some passive way. This dream also suggests that something in your life is bringing up feelings of fear and insecurities. According to the bible, a beast symbolizes men in honor without understanding. (Psa: 73:22)
Easton Bible Dictionary

This word is used of flocks or herds of grazing animals (Ex. 22:5; Num. 20:4, 8, 11; Ps. 78:48); of beasts of burden (Gen. 45:17); of eatable beasts (Prov. 9:2); and of swift beasts or dromedaries (Isa. 60:6). In the New Testament it is used of a domestic animal as property (Rev. 18:13); as used for food (1 Cor. 15:39), for service (Luke 10:34; Acts 23:24), and for sacrifice (Acts 7:42).

When used in contradistinction to man (Ps. 36:6), it denotes a brute creature generally, and when in contradistinction to creeping things (Lev. 11:2-7; 27:26), a four-footed animal.

The Mosaic law required that beasts of labour should have rest on the Sabbath (Ex. 20:10; 23:12), and in the Sabbatical year all cattle were allowed to roam about freely, and eat whatever grew in the fields (Ex. 23:11; Lev. 25:7). No animal could be castrated (Lev. 22:24). Animals of different kinds were to be always kept separate (Lev. 19:19; Deut. 22:10). Oxen when used in threshing were not to be prevented from eating what was within their reach (Deut. 25:4; 1 Cor.9:9).

This word is used figuratively of an infuriated multitude (1 Cor. 15:32; Acts 19:29; comp. Ps. 22:12, 16; Eccl. 3:18; Isa. 11:6-8), and of wicked men (2 Pet. 2:12). The four beasts of Daniel 7:3, 17, 23 represent four kingdoms or kings.

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