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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Beast
  1. Any living creature; an animal; -- including man, insects, etc.(Obs)
  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. 10.]
  3. any animal other than a human; -- opposed to man."'Tain't a fit night out for man nor beast."
  4. Fig.: A coarse, brutal, filthy, or degraded fellow.
  5. A game at cards similar to loo.(Obs)
  6. A penalty at beast, omber, etc. Hence: To be beasted, to be beaten at beast, omber, etc.
    synonyms: 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 brute.

Etymology: OE. best beste, OF. beste, F. bĂȘte, fr. L. bestia

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  1. A living organism characterized by voluntary movement
  2. A cruelly rapacious person
  1. (biblical) A figure in the Book of Revelation (Apocalypse), often identified with Satan or the Antichrist.
  2. A wild animal, or seemingly so, which roams free in a country it is usually only found in zoos. (For example ).

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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