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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
beast
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
beast of burden
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
big
▪ The big beasts of medical ethics have been locking horns, the rationalists against the religious as usual.
▪ But big-beast politicians aren't wholly normal people.
▪ This jungle is suddenly full of big beasts.
different
▪ But Hawksmoor is a different beast.
▪ A health standard based on cost is a different beast.
▪ But it seems a different beast altogether now that I can ride on top.
great
▪ In 1963, too, the sperm-whale kill reached its peak, claiming about thirty thousand of the great beasts.
▪ The great beast landed with both feet in the water, right on top of the little fellow swimming there.
▪ Oliver's hell hounds are on his trail for sure, great slavering paisley-patterned beasts with saucer-sized eyes and claws that catch.
▪ Right from childhood, he had recognized that these great beasts had potential for almost limitless friendship and loyalty.
▪ The ground still shook in time with the footsteps of the great beast.
▪ And when the great beast stopped to answer a call of nature, I felt as if I was sitting astride Mount Pinatubo.
huge
▪ Fitzormonde, despite his travels, had never seen such a huge beast.
▪ The huge beast strained at the great iron chain clasped to the collar round its neck.
▪ He edged past the dragon and hurried away, the huge beast turning with difficulty to follow him.
little
▪ What a scheming, clever, manipulative little beast.
▪ Only little beasts, animals, say things like that!
mythical
▪ Some letters were pictures in themselves, containing miniature dragons, wyverns, centaurs and other mythical beasts.
▪ Legendary in concept, this depiction of Barbarossa at Gelnhausen portrays him in the company of mythical beasts.
poor
▪ We dumped all the junk the Luftwaffe keeps stuffing into these poor beasts.
▪ I shot the poor beast in the head to save it from its misery, and me from mine.
▪ The poor beast flew round and round above my head in considerable distress.
▪ In a few minutes the poor beast dropped dead.
▪ My horse got a spike in the belly, poor beast.
▪ From time to time the poor beasts lowered their heads to the thick grass verges, and the men let them graze.
▪ And there weren't too many deer, so the poor beasts didn't starve through mismanagement and maladministration!
▪ A weightier cause is the burden the poor beast was carrying already.
strange
▪ There were chariots driven by demons, pulled by strange winged beasts.
▪ The second was the sight of strange mythological beasts and demonic gargoyles which surrounded and surmounted the gateway.
▪ I never tire of watching this strange beast that lurches like a turkey and sways its neck like a swan.
wild
▪ A wild beast does not at once become tame, or a new breed arise in an instant.
▪ Later the slave was recaptured and sentenced to die in the arena facing a wild beast.
▪ Such rules serve to distinguish further basic social categories: friends from enemies, domestic animals from wild beasts, and so on.
▪ I am really a wild beast, you know.
▪ The Kurd entered the first of them cautiously, sniffing for wild beasts, then beckoned them in.
▪ That she had doubted him. Wild beasts would not have stopped him.
▪ Innocent llamas and other wild beast roam the screen, helpless, bleating and afraid.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
bird/beast of prey
▪ But Men persecuted us and other birds of prey like us were poisoned, trapped and shot.
▪ In fact, the only bird of prey I ever saw hovering over the park was a kestrel.
▪ Many birds of prey regurgitate pellets which contain the indigestible remains of their prey, including much of the bone.
▪ Meanwhile, the larger birds of prey were tucking into things like mice, rats, chicks and rabbits.
▪ Most of Britain's birds of prey are only now recovering from this long persecution.
▪ On 24 January he identified six new species of birds of prey - two of which came from the Galapagos.
▪ The diurnal birds of prey and the mammalian predators consistently have the highest rates of mandibular and maxillary breakage.
▪ You will have to pass beasts, fierce beasts of prey, and they are all that you will see.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ I'm lucky that beast didn't bite my arm off.
▪ Philip has a real beast of a father.
▪ The El Niño weather pattern is an unpredictable beast.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ For this whole business of killing, whether killing beasts or killing men, is supposed to be fraught with danger.
▪ He had a good scientific understanding and quickly dismissed the beast.
▪ The beast also chased Etty Moorhen within an inch of her life.
▪ The striped markings enable the beast to become invisible against a wide range of backgrounds by day or night.
▪ The tribesmen assumed the names of beasts and in their rites wore animal masks.
▪ There are several images, which are clearly icons, showing isolated pillars with a pair of attendant heraldic beasts.
▪ They were thirsty and starving, vacant-eyed beasts with bellies bloated from hunger and protruding ribs.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Beast

Beast \Beast\ (b[=e]st), 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. 10.

  3. any animal other than a human; -- opposed to man.

    'Tain't a fit night out for man nor beast.
    --W. C. Fields.

  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 brute.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
beast

c.1200, from Old French beste "animal, wild beast," figuratively "fool, idiot" (11c., Modern French bête), from Vulgar Latin *besta, from Latin bestia "beast, wild animal," which is of unknown origin. Used to translate Latin animal. Replaced Old English deor (see deer) as the generic word for "wild creature," only to be ousted 16c. by animal. Of persons felt to be animal-like in various senses from early 13c. Of the figure in the Christian apocalypse story from late 14c.

Wiktionary
beast

n. 1 (context biblical English) 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 '''The Beast of Bodmin Moor''').

WordNet
beast
  1. n. a living organism characterized by voluntary movement [syn: animal, animate being, brute, creature, fauna]

  2. a cruelly rapacious person [syn: wolf, savage, brute, wildcat]

Wikipedia
Beast (comics)

Beast (Henry Philip "Hank" McCoy) is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics and is a founding member of the X-Men. Originally called "The Beast", the character was introduced as a mutant possessing ape-like superhuman physical strength and agility, oversize hands and feet, a genius-level intellect, and an otherwise normal appearance. Eventually being referred to simply as "Beast", Hank McCoy underwent progressive physiological transformations, permanently gaining animalistic physical characteristics. These include blue fur, both simian and feline facial features, pointed ears, fangs, and claws. Beast's physical strength and senses increased to even greater levels.

Despite Hank McCoy's inhuman appearance, he is depicted as a brilliant, well-educated man in the arts and sciences, known for his witty sense of humor. He is a world authority on biochemistry and genetics, the X-Men's medical doctor, and the science and mathematics instructor at the Xavier Institute (the X-Men's headquarters and school for young mutants). He is also a mutant political activist, campaigning against society's bigotry and discrimination against mutants. While fighting his own bestial instincts and fears of social rejection, Beast dedicates his physical and mental gifts to the creation of a better world for man and mutant.

One of the original X-Men, Beast has appeared regularly in X-Men-related comics since his debut. He has also been a member of the Avengers and Defenders.

The character has also appeared in media adaptations, including animated TV series and feature films. In X2, Steve Bacic portrayed him in a very brief cameo in his human appearance, while in X-Men: The Last Stand he was played by Kelsey Grammer. Nicholas Hoult portrays a younger version of the character in X-Men: First Class. Both Hoult and Grammer reprise their roles in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Hoult also reprised the role in X-Men: Apocalypse.

Beast (video game)

Beast is an ASCII game written and developed by Dan Baker, Alan Brown, Mark Hamilton and Derrick Shadel in 1984.

Beast (TV series)

Beast is a BBC One sitcom based in a veterinary surgery. Two series of six episodes each were made, with the first broadcast in early 2000 and the second in early 2001. The main premise of the show is that the main character and practice owner does not like being a vet and has a strong dislike of animals.

Beast (Kennen novel)

Beast is a young adult novel by Ally Kennen, published in 2006. It won the 2007 Manchester Book Award, and was shortlisted for the 2006 Booktrust Teenage Prize, the 2007 Carnegie Medal and the 2007 Branford Boase Award. Like Berserk and Bedlam, there will be a new edition of the book in May which features a new cover.

Beast (V.I.C. album)

Beast is the debut album by rapper V.I.C. It was released on August 26, 2008.

The album features guest appearances by Soulja Boy, Bun B, Unk, Jermaine Dupri, E-40, Polow da Don, and Hurricane Chris.

Beast

Beast or Beasts usually refer to large vertebrates, or more specifically mammals. It may also mean a scary, and vicious animal or character. It may also refer to:

Beast (Trojan horse)

Beast is a Windows-based backdoor trojan horse, more commonly known in the hacking community as a Remote Administration Tool or a "RAT". It is capable of infecting versions of Windows from 95 to XP. Written in Delphi and released first by its author Tataye in 2002, it became quite popular due to its unique features. It used the typical client–server model where the client would be under operation by the attacker and the server is what would infect the victim. Beast was one of the first trojans to feature a reverse connection to its victims, and once established it gave the attacker complete control over the infected computer. The virus would be harmless until opened. When opened, the virus would use the code injection method to inject itself into other applications.

On a machine running Windows XP, removal of these three files in safe mode with system restore turned off would disinfect the system.

Beast (Disney)

The Beast is a fictional character who appears in Walt Disney Animation Studios' 30th animated feature film Beauty and the Beast (1991). He also appears in the film's two direct-to-video followups Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas and Belle's Magical World. Based on the hero of the French fairy tale by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, the Beast was created by screenwriter Linda Woolverton and animated by Glen Keane.

A pampered prince transformed into a hideous beast as punishment for his cold-hearted and selfish ways, the Beast must, in order to return to his former self, earn the love of a beautiful young woman named Belle who he imprisons in his castle. All this must be done before the last petal falls from the enchanted rose on his twenty-first birthday. In all film and animated appearances, the Beast is voiced by American actor Robby Benson. In 1994, the film was adapted into a Broadway musical, with the role being originated by American actor Terrance Mann. Dan Stevens will play a live-action version of the character in an upcoming film.

Beast (Alton Towers)

Alton Beast (later known as New Beast) was a roller coaster at Alton Towers. It first opened in 1988 in the Talbot Street (now Cloud Cuckoo Land) section of the park with the Alton Mouse, a second-hand wild mouse coaster, and was marketed by the park as the largest coaster in the UK. It was a very popular ride, and it stayed in Talbot Street until 1992, when it was moved to Thunder Valley near the Thunder Looper (where the Rollercoaster Restaurant is now) and renamed the New Beast. In 1994, Nemesis opened and the area was changed into Forbidden Valley. The New Beast stayed in Forbidden Valley until the end of 1997, when it was removed to make way for Air, the park's 2002 flying coaster.It was later removed in 1999. It was sent to Divertido in Mexico City as Space Mountain. It was removed when the park closed in 2004. In 2010, the Beast was reopened in Salitre Magico as the Tornado.

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Beast (Canadian band)

Beast is a Canadian electronic music duo based out of Montreal, Quebec. Beast's members include vocalist and lyricist Betty Bonifassi and composer/producer Jean-Phi Goncalves.

Beast has been described as "an experimental hip hop project filled with psychedelic trip hop-style electronica, aggressive guitars and loud drum beats," or (as Bonifassi describes it) " trip rock".

Beast’s self-titled debut album was made available internationally on iTunes on November 4, 2008 and their first single, "Mr. Hurricane", was offered for free on iTunes as the Single of the Week in 6 major markets including the US, the UK, France and Australia. The album's official commercial release date in Canada is November 18, 2008, with international releases yet to be announced. __TOC__

Beast (Chipmunk song)

"Beast" is the debut single by British rapper Chipmunk, released in December 2008. It is the first single taken from his debut studio album, I Am Chipmunk. It was released on the Alwayz Recordings label. The music video for "Beast" was uploaded to the Alwayz Recordings YouTube account on 8 November 2008. The "Beast" video was directed by Mo. The video is presented in black and white with Loick Essien making a guest appearance throughout.

Beast (Vamps album)

Beast is the second album by Vamps, released on July 28, 2010. The limited edition includes a DVD with the music videos for the songs: " Devil Side", " Angel Trip", "Revolution" and "My First Last". The album reached number 3 on the Oricon chart.

Beast (DevilDriver album)

Beast is the fifth studio album by groove metal band DevilDriver. It was released on February 22, 2011 in the United States. It is also their last album to feature longtime bassist Jon Miller who left in 2011.

Beast sold an over 11,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at number 42 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Beast (Magic Dirt album)

'Beast' is a mini-album by from Australian rock-grunge band Magic Dirt. Produced by Magic Dirt and Lindsay Gravina, at Birdland Studios, Melbourne.

Beast (Benchley novel)

Beast is a 1991 novel by Peter Benchley, the author of Jaws.

Beast (Beast album)

Beast is the debut album of Canadian band Beast. The album was made available internationally on iTunes on November 4, 2008. While it has been physically released in Canada, international releases have not been announced.

Their self-titled debut album was very well received by critics, including The Globe and Mail, which suggested that Beast “stands an excellent chance of being the next big success story from the Montreal music scene”, and the Toronto Star, which called it “one of the most strikingly original and swaggeringly bad-ass Canadian albums to rear its head in recent memory”. allmusic said the album sounds "a little like Portishead fronted by Annie Lennox" and said that "even if the album isn't groundbreaking, the vocals are top-notch and the production is excellent, a perfect balance between sinister and poppy."

The first single from the album, "Mr. Hurricane", was released as a free Single of the Week on iTunes after the album's release.

On January 2011, the album was certified Gold by the CRIA for selling over 40,000 copies.

Beast (South Korean band)

Beast (; Korean: ; stylized as BEAST or B2ST) is a South Korean boy band, formed in 2009 by Cube Entertainment. The band consists of five members: Yoon Doo-joon, Yong Jun-hyung, Yang Yo-seob, Lee Gi-kwang, and Son Dong-woon. Jang Hyun-seung officially departed from the group on April 19, 2016.

Beast has released two Korean full-length album, seven Korean mini-albums, one Japanese full-length and various singles. The group's debut release was in October 2009, when their first mini-album, Beast Is the B2ST, was made available. They then released their first full-length album, Fiction and Fact, in 2011, receiving their first triple crown on M.net's M! Countdown for their lead single Fiction. In the same year, Beast made their Japanese debut with the release of the single, Shock (Japanese Version).

The group gained attention for the lack of industry success previously experienced by its members, with media outlets referring to them as "a group of recycled material". However, the group has achieved significant commercial and critical accolades with time, winning the Bonsang award at the Seoul Music Awards in both 2011 and 2012. Beast won the Artist of the Year (Daesang) award at the Melon Music Awards and Album of the Year for Fiction and Fact at the Gaon Chart Awards for the second quarter of the year in 2011. "Fiction" also won a Daesang for "Song of the Year" at the 2011 KBS Music Festival. They repeated this feat in 2012 winning Artist of the Year at the Melon Music Awards.

BEAST (music composition)

Beast is a music composition and modular synthesis application released as free software under the GNU GPL and GNU LGPL licenses, that runs under Unix. It supports MIDI, WAV/ AIFF/ MP3/ OggVorbis/etc audio files and LADSPA modules. It is capable of multitrack editing, unlimited undo/redo support, real-time synthesis support, 32-bit audio rendering, full duplex support, multiprocessor support, conditional MMX/SSE utilisation for plugins, precise timing down to sample granularity, on-demand and partial loading of wave files, on the fly decoding, stereo mixing, FFT scopes, MIDI automation and full scriptability in Scheme. The plugins, synthesis core and the user interface are actively being developed and translated into a variety of languages, regularly assimilating user feedback such as from the Beast_Feature_Requests page. BEAST is an abbreviation for Better Audio System. BSE is an abbreviation for Better Sound Engine, and it implements all the necessary music processing logic required by BEAST in a separate reusable library. The "Better" portion of the names refer to the complexity and many iterations involved in implementing such a "BEAST".

Beast (South African band)

Beast (often stylised as BEAST) is a garage rock supergroup from Cape Town. Formed in 2012, the band consists of Inge Beckmann (vocals) of Lark, Louis Nel (bass guitar) and Rian Zietsman (bass guitar) of Taxi Violence, and Werner von Waltsleben (drums) of Kobus!. BEAST's sound has been self-described as "psychological rock and roll" and a "four-nippled aberration".

They have become known for their energetic live performances. Their self-released debut album, Smoke Swig Swear, was met with local critical acclaim.

Beast (Nico Vega song)

"Beast" is a song written by the American alternative rock band Nico Vega. The song was originally recorded for the EP chooseyourwordspoorly (2006) but a later version was released as a single in 2013. It reached No. 26 on the Billboard Hot Rock Songs chart.

BEAST (security exploit)
  1. redirect Transport Layer Security#BEAST attack
Beast (Rabbit Junk EP)

Beast is the 3rd EP by Rabbit Junk, released on October 28, 2015 through Glitch Mode Recordings. The EP shows a continued shift to more electronically driven industrial music from the band, experimenting with genres such as deep house, EDM and trap. The track "Dig Dug Has a Posse" was first previewed on October 27, 2015 and contains samples from the Dig Dug video game as well as The Warriors.

Beast (Mia Martina song)

"Beast" is a song recorded by Canadian singer Mia Martina for her self-titled second album (2014). It was released on April 7, 2015, by CP Records and Universal Music Group, as the fifth single from the album. The song features a guest appearance from American rapper Waka Flocka Flame. Martina and Waka Flocka wrote the track with Breyan Isaac, who also produced it.

The song peaked at number 39 on the Canadian Hot 100. To promote "Beast", an accompanying music video for the track was released on April 30, 2015. It features Martina running through a mysterious forest. Martin and Waka Flocka performed the song at the 2015 Much Music Video Awards.

Usage examples of "beast".

Zephaniah, was accomplished, in the scarcity of the beasts, the birds, and even of the fish.

For all wounds, bruises, sprains, bee-stings, insect and snake-bites, frost-bites, chilblains, caked breast, swollen glands, rheumatism, and, in short, for any and all ailments, whether afflicting man or beast, requiring a direct external application, either to allay inflammation or soothe pain, the Extract of Smart-weed cannot be excelled.

After a signal victory over the Franks and Alemanni, several of their princes were exposed by his order to the wild beasts in the amphitheatre of Treves, and the people seem to have enjoyed the spectacle, without discovering, in such a treatment of royal captives, anything that was repugnant to the laws of nations or of humanity.

It was hard to follow them very far: the surrounding night crowded in on his ears with its competing antiphony of innumerable frogs and insects and small beasts of unimaginable variety, a background orchestration that you could forget entirely until you wanted to listen for something else and then it seemed to swell up into deafening volume.

The beast screamed in pain and tossed its head, angling that massive head back and forth now with only one eye to see.

She stuck out her chin, stubborn as a balky beast, and after Jud took a long minute to study the angle of it, he nodded.

Caithness, turned around, and come back, ripping down banns all the way, ranging like a maddened beast from Lowland to Highland.

Ever-curious, cocking its head to look at things, it often befriends fisherfolk, drovers watering their beasts, and bargemasters, and will flit in to visit, day after day, ere swooping away in pursuit of the insects that dance above the Silverflow.

The youth whom Shan Kar had called Barin was shouting in a high, ringing voice, the other horsemen and the great beasts gathering toward him.

I visualized the basto as an enormous boar with horns, or a buffalo with the jaws and teeth of a carnivore, and judged that its twelve hundred pounds of weight would render it a most formidable beast.

His spear lay on the ground not far from the enraged beast and his position appeared utterly hopeless should the basto discover him before he could reach the safety of another tree.

I had not forgotten the ferocious basto that Kamlot and I had encountered in Vepaja, and, though I had seen nothing quite so formidable as yet among the nearer beasts, there were some creatures grazing at a considerable distance from me whose lines suggested a too great similarity to those bisonlike omnivores to insure ease of mind.

Beast was no Beast, but the human bandits, making Beastlike sounds with curious instruments, playing and tormenting their captive with the threat of an imagined Beast.

I reached out to Trandilar, begged her for a blandishment, a beguilement to charm birds, small beasts, whatever might be within sight or smell of me.

Ribston will bring out fresh beasts, and you should be in Berwick by midday.