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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

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

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


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] 2. Any four-footed animal, that may be used for labor, food, or sport; as, a beast of burden. [1913 Webster] A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast. --Prov. xii. 10. [1913 Webster] 3. any animal other than a human; -- opposed to man. [1913 Webster] 'Tain't a fit night out for man nor beast. --W. C. Fields. [1913 Webster] 4. Fig.: A coarse, brutal, filthy, or degraded fellow. [1913 Webster] 5. A game at cards similar to loo. [Obs.] --Wright. [1913 Webster] 6. A penalty at beast, omber, etc. Hence: To be beasted, to be beaten at beast, omber, etc. [1913 Webster] Beast royal, the lion. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

beast n 1: a living organism characterized by voluntary movement [syn: animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna] 2: a cruelly rapacious person [syn: beast, wolf, savage, brute, wildcat]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

90 Moby Thesaurus words for "beast": Mafioso, Young Turk, animal, anthropophagite, barbarian, being, beldam, berserk, berserker, bomber, brute, cannibal, creature, creeping thing, critter, cur, demon, destroyer, devil, dog, dragon, dumb animal, dumb friend, fiend, fire-eater, firebrand, fury, goon, gorilla, gunsel, hardnose, hell-raiser, hellcat, hellhound, hellion, holy terror, hood, hoodlum, hothead, hotspur, hound, hyena, incendiary, insect, killer, living being, living thing, mad dog, madcap, man-eater, mongrel, monster, mugger, nihilist, pig, polecat, quadruped, rapist, reptile, revolutionary, savage, serpent, shark, she-wolf, skunk, snake, spitfire, swine, termagant, terror, terrorist, tiger, tigress, tough, tough guy, ugly customer, vandal, varmint, vermin, violent, viper, virago, vixen, whelp, wild beast, wild man, witch, wolf, worm, wrecker
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

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Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Beast This word is used of flocks or herds of grazing animals (Ex. 22:5; Num. 20:4, 8, 11; Ps. 78:48); of beasts of burden (Gen. 45:17); of eatable beasts (Prov. 9:2); and of swift beasts or dromedaries (Isa. 60:6). In the New Testament it is used of a domestic animal as property (Rev. 18:13); as used for food (1 Cor. 15:39), for service (Luke 10:34; Acts 23:24), and for sacrifice (Acts 7:42). When used in contradistinction to man (Ps. 36:6), it denotes a brute creature generally, and when in contradistinction to creeping things (Lev. 11:2-7; 27:26), a four-footed animal. The Mosaic law required that beasts of labour should have rest on the Sabbath (Ex. 20:10; 23:12), and in the Sabbatical year all cattle were allowed to roam about freely, and eat whatever grew in the fields (Ex. 23:11; Lev. 25:7). No animal could be castrated (Lev. 22:24). Animals of different kinds were to be always kept separate (Lev. 19:19; Deut. 22:10). Oxen when used in threshing were not to be prevented from eating what was within their reach (Deut. 25:4; 1 Cor.9:9). This word is used figuratively of an infuriated multitude (1 Cor. 15:32; Acts 19:29; comp. Ps. 22:12, 16; Eccl. 3:18; Isa. 11:6-8), and of wicked men (2 Pet. 2:12). The four beasts of Daniel 7:3, 17, 23 represent four kingdoms or kings.