[biːst] or [bist]
(noun.) a cruelly rapacious person.
Typist: Paul--From WordNet
(n.) Any living creature; an animal; -- including man, insects, etc.
(n.) Any four-footed animal, that may be used for labor, food, or sport; as, a beast of burden.
(n.) As opposed to man: Any irrational animal.
(n.) Fig.: A coarse, brutal, filthy, or degraded fellow.
(n.) A game at cards similar to loo.
(n.) A penalty at beast, omber, etc. Hence: To be beasted, to be beaten at beast, omber, etc.
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Synonyms and Synonymous
n. Brute (fit for the service of man), quadruped, beast of the field, four-footed animal, irrational animal.
Typed by Essie
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′-fā′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.
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- Mounting, Sola upon one beast, and Dejah Thoris behind me upon the other, we rode from the city of Thark through the hills to the south. Edgar Rice Burroughs. A Princess of Mars.
- Shut the door on him, poor beast! Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom's Cabin.
- Damn the beast, if he had as many lives as a cat, he would owe them all to me! Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
- It is the constructive, creative power which raises man above the level of the beast and enables him to devise and fashion wonderful inventions. Bertha M. Clark. General Science.
- Tarzan would have liked to subdue the ugly beast without recourse to knife or arrows. Edgar Rice Burroughs. Tarzan of the Apes.
- Who would have believed in the mammoth, had not the huge beast been reconstructed by Cuvier? Fergus Hume. The Island of Fantasy.
- Is not the noble that which subjects the beast to the man, or rather to the god in man; and the ignoble that which subjects the man to the beast? Plato. The Republic.
- I believe I would rather ride a donkey than any beast in the world. Mark Twain. The Innocents Abroad.
- Get up, you beast, and work, will yer, or I'll show yer a trick more! Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom's Cabin.
- He relinquished them with an agreeable smile, and combated with the door as if it were a wild beast. Charles Dickens. Great Expectations.
- I will get me, he said, my neighbour Buthan's good capul,  and I will be at York within as brief space as man and beast may. Walter Scott. Ivanhoe.
- Mr. Bell would have had it keep still at exchanging wild-beast skins for acorns. Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell. North and South.
- Thuvia and I were in the rear, for our beast was lagging more and more. Edgar Rice Burroughs. The Gods of Mars.
- No, but deary, if you did--' 'I should be a Beast if I did,' her husband interposed again. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- Tarzan came quietly above the unsuspecting beast and silently stalked him until he came into a little patch of moonlight. Edgar Rice Burroughs. Tarzan of the Apes.
- There is a great difference between feeding parties to wild beasts and stirring up their finer feelings in an Inquisition. Mark Twain. The Innocents Abroad.
- I could not see how human beings could enjoy the sufferings of beasts, and often of men, as they seemed to do on these occasions. Ulysses S. Grant. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.
- You propose, replied I, to fly from the habitations of man, to dwell in those wilds where the beasts of the field will be your only companions. Mary Shelley. Frankenstein_Or_The Modern Prometheus.
- There were no big land beasts at all; wallowing amphibia and primitive reptiles were the very highest creatures that life had so far produced. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- Mrs.--what's the name of them wild beasts with humps, old chap? Charles Dickens. Great Expectations.
- Oh, they were brave little beasts, these wild Scotch bullocks, wild and fleecy. D. H. Lawrence. Women in Love .
- But tomorrow, he thought, the beasts will come out of their hole and these that are now so comfortable will die warm in their blankets. Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom The Bell Tolls.
- Chained with them were a number of fierce beasts, such as had been turned upon us, and others equally as ferocious. Edgar Rice Burroughs. The Gods of Mars.
- But this beauty serves merely as a guide to birds and beasts, in order that the fruit may be devoured and the matured seeds disseminated. Charles Darwin. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.
- Hunger was changing them from human beasts to wild beasts. Edgar Rice Burroughs. Tarzan of the Apes.
- Only let us be thankful that the darlings are like the beasts of the field, and don't know their own power. William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- They saw no signs of natives nor were they molested by wild beasts. Edgar Rice Burroughs. Tarzan of the Apes.
- For a moment the black line held, but only for a moment--then the fearsome beasts that bore equally terrible riders passed completely through it. Edgar Rice Burroughs. The Gods of Mars.
- You may meet with worse enemies than the savage beasts of Africa, replied the Rector obstinately. Fergus Hume. The Island of Fantasy.
- Everybody and everything is against us; even the very beasts side against us,--and where shall we go? Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom's Cabin.