any nonhuman animal, especially a large, four-footed mammal.
the crude animal nature common to humans and the lower animals: Hunger brought out the beast in him.
a cruel, coarse, filthy, or otherwise beastlike person.
a live creature, as distinguished from a plant: What manner of beast is this?
the beast, the Antichrist. Revelation 13:18.
- beastlike, adjective
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How to use beast in a sentence
By the time it lined up opposite Kansas City again, it had become about as much of a beast as modern times will let a defense become.NFL defenses no longer dominate, making Bucs’ shutdown of Chiefs even more impressive | Chuck Culpepper | February 8, 2021 | Washington Post
Over the last century, we’ve detected cosmic beasts that defy the imagination.Einstein’s theory of general relativity unveiled a dynamic and bizarre cosmos | Elizabeth Quill | February 3, 2021 | Science News
A recently described fossil of the ocean-dwelling beast reveals that its bite was unlike that of any of its relatives, in the water or onshore.This ancient sea reptile had a slicing bite like no other | Jake Buehler | February 2, 2021 | Science News
Occasionally you come across a terrifying, gargoyle-like beast who can turn invisible at a moment’s notice, and I gripped the controller tight when he was hot on my trail.‘The Medium’ review: A disjointed, unfulfilling puzzle horror game | Elise Favis | February 1, 2021 | Washington Post
Tesla and GameStop are very different beasts, but if anything I think institutions have a better grasp of GameStop’s rise.Could meme stocks like GameStop kill bitcoin’s rise? | Lucas Matney | January 27, 2021 | TechCrunch
Despite the strong language, however, the neither the JPO nor Lockheed could dispute a single fact in either Daily beast report.
“We talked about the science the whole time the other day,” Krauss told The Daily beast in a phone interview.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking | M.L. Nestel | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
As part of that effort, Said received weapons training for months, sources told The Daily beast.U.S. Spies See Al Qaeda Fingerprints on Paris Massacre | Shane Harris, Nancy A. Youssef | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
“We quietly did,” Reed previously told The Daily beast of removing ISIS.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS | Marlow Stern | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
That is why The Daily beast stands with Charlie Hebdo and published their controversial covers in the wake of the attack.Why We Stand With Charlie Hebdo—And You Should Too | John Avlon | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Such things happen to all flesh, from man even to beast, and upon sinners are sevenfold more.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
It was a very dangerous one, too, and sometimes lives were sacrificed in his efforts to capture or to kill this fierce wild beast.Our Little Korean Cousin | H. Lee M. Pike
This harmless image of a fierce beast Yung Pak would pull about the floor with a string by the hour.Our Little Korean Cousin | H. Lee M. Pike
Zoological gardens and “wild beast shows” had for him attractions which were quite irresistible.Hunting the Lions | R.M. Ballantyne
"Looks like some wild beast had attacked him," muttered the old man, in awed tones, as he bent over the lifeless body.Uncanny Tales | Various
British Dictionary definitions for beast
any animal other than man, esp a large wild quadruped
savage nature or characteristics: the beast in man
a brutal, uncivilized, or filthy person
(tr) military slang, slang, mainly British to punish or torture (someone) in a manner that involves excessive physical exercise
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