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Noun: beast  beest
  1. A living organism characterized by voluntary movement
    - animal, animate being, brute, creature, fauna
     
  2. A cruelly rapacious person
    - wolf, savage, brute, wildcat
     
  3. Something large and impressive, esp. when difficult or unpleasant to manage
     
  4. Any non-human animal, esp. a land-living mammal
    - animal
     
  5. A particular kind of person or thing
    "he's a strange beast";
    - animal

Derived forms: beasts

Type of: aggressor, assailant, assailer, assaulter, attacker, being, organism

Part of: animal kingdom, Animalia, kingdom Animalia

Encyclopedia: Beast