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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun beast:


Beast is sometimes a misspelling of best.

The word beast is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun beast

What does beast mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: beasts

  1. a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
    • lexical domain: Tops - unique beginner for nouns
    • synonyms of beast: animal / animate being / brute / creature / fauna
    • more generic words: being / organism = a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
    • more specific terms:
      • pest = any unwanted and destructive insect or other animal that attacks food or crops or livestock etc.
      • critter = a regional term for `creature'
      • creepy-crawly = an animal that creeps or crawls
      • darter = a person or other animal that moves abruptly and rapidly
      • peeper = an animal that makes short high-pitched sounds
      • homoiotherm / homeotherm / homotherm = an animal that has a body temperature that is relatively constant and independent of the environmental temperature
      • poikilotherm / ectotherm = an animal whose body temperature varies with the temperature of its surroundings
      • range animal = any animal that lives and grazes in the grassy open land of western North America
      • varment / varmint = any usually predatory wild animal considered undesirable
      • scavenger = any animal that feeds on refuse and other decaying organic matter
      • work animal = an animal trained for and used for heavy labor
      • domesticated animal / domestic animal = any of various animals that have been tamed and made fit for a human environment
      • feeder = an animal that feeds on a particular source of food
      • migrator = an animal (especially birds and fish) that travels between different habitats at particular times of the year
      • moulter / molter = an animal (especially birds and arthropods and reptiles) that periodically shed their outer layer
      • pet = a domesticated animal kept for companionship or amusement
      • stayer = a person or other animal having powers of endurance or perseverance
      • stunt = a creature (especially a whale) that has been prevented from attaining full growth
      • marine creature / marine animal / sea creature / sea animal = any of numerous animals inhabiting the sea including e.g. fishes and molluscs and many mammals
      • female = an animal that produces gametes (ova) that can be fertilized by male gametes
      • male = an animal that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that can fertilize female gametes
      • adult = any mature animal
      • offspring / young = any immature animal
      • thoroughbred / pureblood / purebred = a pedigreed animal of unmixed lineage
      • giant = any creature of exceptional size
      • survivor = an animal that survives in spite of adversity
      • mutant = an animal that has undergone mutation
      • herbivore = any animal that feeds chiefly on grass and other plants
      • insectivore = any organism that feeds mainly on insects
      • acrodont = an animal having teeth consolidated with the summit of the alveolar ridge without sockets
      • pleurodont = an animal having teeth fused with the inner surface of the alveolar ridge without sockets
      • zooplankton = animal constituent of plankton
      • fertilized egg / conceptus / embryo = an animal organism in the early stages of growth and differentiation that in higher forms merge into fetal stages but in lower forms terminate in commencement of larval life
      • chordate = any animal of the phylum Chordata having a notochord or spinal column
      • invertebrate = any animal lacking a backbone or notochord
      • metazoan = any animal of the subkingdom Metazoa
      • omnivore = an animal that feeds on both animal and vegetable substances
      • predatory animal / predator = any animal that lives by preying on other animals
      • quarry / prey = animal hunted or caught for food
      • game = animal hunted for food or sport
      • hexapod = an animal having six feet
      • biped = an animal with two feet
      • larva = the immature free-living form of most invertebrates and amphibians and fish which at hatching from the egg is fundamentally unlike its parent and must metamorphose
      • racer = an animal that races
      • fictional animal = animals that exist only in fiction
      • captive = an animal that is confined
      • mate = the partner of an animal
    • parts:
      • caput / head = the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals
      • face = the part of an animal corresponding to the human face
    • member of: animal kingdom / Animalia / kingdom Animalia = taxonomic kingdom comprising all living or extinct animals
    • substance: animal tissue = the tissue in the bodies of animals
  2. a cruelly rapacious person

Alternative definition of the noun beast


  1. Any animal other than a human; usually only applied to land vertebrates.
  2. A person who behaves in a violent, antisocial or uncivilized manner.
  3. A large and impressive automobile

Definition of the verb beast

What does beast mean as a doing word?


  1. [British, military] to impose arduous exercises, either as training or as punishment.


  1. Beast a.k.a. Kyle Kingson is a fictional character in the 2011 fantasy romance film Beastly.
  2. Beast is a fictional character from the 2011 film Beast.
  3. Beast is a fictional character from the 2005 film Devour.
  4. Beast is a fictional character from the 2012 film Mirror Mirror.
  5. Beast is a fictional character from the 1932 film Island of Lost Souls.
  6. Beast is a fictional character from the 2010 film Outcast.
  7. Beast is a fictional film character.

There are other characters with in their name, like Man Beast, Sea Beast, Dark Beast, Black Beast, Beauty Beast.


  1. "Beast" a.k.a. "Don't Tell": The Beast in the Heart is a 2005 film directed by Cristina Comencini, based on the novel written by herself.
  2. "Beast" is a 2011 cult erotic thriller film written and directed by Christoffer Boe.
  3. "Beast" is a 2011 short film written and directed by Attila Till.
  4. "Beast" a.k.a. "Bestia" is a 1917 Polish silent film starring Pola Negri. It was directed by Alexander Hertz and released by Warsaw-based film studio Sphinx Company. It was released in the U.S. under the title The Polish Dancer in 1921.
  5. "Beast" a.k.a. "Running Wild" is a 2006 South Korean film.
  6. "Beast" is a 2009 short thriller and drama film written and directed by Lars P. Arendt.
  7. "Beast" is a 2011 short film written and directed by Valentina Chamorro.
  8. "Beast" is a 2012 short film directed by Michael V. Smith.
    • country: Canada
    • language: English Language
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Who is Beast?

Beast a.k.a. Adam C. Edwards is a stunt double and an actor.

Phrases with Beast

Phrases starting with the word Beast:

  1. Beast of Prey
  2. beast of burden
  3. Beast with two backs

Phrases ending with the word Beast:

  1. Cattle Beast
  2. Belly of The Beast
  3. Nature of the Beast
  4. Number of the beast
  5. Beauty and the Beast

Other phrase containing the word Beast:

  1. Hairy-Beast Turtleback

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Beast

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Google previewThe Dublin Review (1850)

by Nicholas Patrick Wiseman

The first beast is a toad, accompanied with a countless brood of young ones, which have parrot voices.

The fourth beast is an immense terrific serpent, symbolizing infidelity, and is in close connexion with the other beasts, and derives aid ...

Google previewRevelation (2007)

A Guide for Reflection and Prayer by Marcus Maxwell

The beast is any power system that gives itself a status due only to God. The second beast is any system of belief and worship that bolsters the claims of the first beast. It is the religious and philosophical...

The main characteristic of the beast is that it claims the allegiance that only God can command. That must surely be our ...

Google previewLast Resistance, The (2012)

The Concept of Science as a Defense against Psychoanalysis by Marcus Bowman

The blond beast is a thought experiment, a mythic creature, conceived as being without conscience and without history. The blond beast is the essence of what the “barbarian” has meant, in every age. It is something which, left to its own ...

Google previewThe holy Bible, with a comm. and critical notes by A. Clarke (1836)

by Adam Clarke

A beast is the symbol of a kingdom ; the has been proved, in the preceding part of this ter, to be the Latin kingdom; and 'H Aartvij Uu being shown to contain, exclusively, the ber 606, is the demonstration. iving demonstrated that 'H Aarivn ...

Google previewPopular Dictionary of Architecture and the Allied Arts (1881)

A Work of Reference for the Architect, Builder, Sculptor, Decorative Artist, and General Student. With Numerous Illustrations from All Styles of Architecture, from the Egyptian to the Renaissance by William Audsley

As might be expected, the beast with the seven heads and ten horns has been represented in various ways. It was a fair subject for the ingenuity of artists, and the disposition of the seven heads, and the ten horns on those seven heads, were ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Beat Literature (2009)

by Kurt Hemmer

The book includes 99 poems written using McClure's trademark “beast language, ” an invented idiom based on the sounds of animals and divorced from normal human discourse, and yet still communicative on some deeper biological level.

Google previewDictionary of Biblical Prophecy and End Times (2009)

by J. Daniel Hays, J. Scott Duvall, C. Marvin Pate

beast is said to be “an eighth king,” who is “of the seven” (17:11). Most interpreters have identified the seven kings as a series of Roman emperors or as a symbol of the complete period of Roman domination. Some interpreters have identified ...

Google previewDictionary of Figures in the Book of Revelation (2011)

by Ph. D. James E. Smith

Beast(s) Another picture of final conflict occurs in 20:8 where the kings of the earth are deceived by Satan and gathered for battle. These enemies are called Gog and Magog. They attack the camp of God's people. This battle is probably to be ...

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Disney Hollywood Studios Beauty and the Beast sign language unbelievable

Two persons talk with sing language during the beauty and the beast show in Disney Hollywood studios (Orlando, Florida) Deux personnes parlant le langage ...

Quotes about Beast

This beast went to the well and drank, and the noise was in the beast's belly like unto the questing of thirty couple hounds, but all the while the beast drank there was no noise in the beast's belly. (Thomas Malory)
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Scrabble value of B3E1A1S1T1

The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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