Definition of Pest

1. Noun. A serious (sometimes fatal) infection of rodents caused by Yersinia pestis and accidentally transmitted to humans by the bite of a flea that has bitten an infected animal.




2. Noun. Any epidemic disease with a high death rate.
Exact synonyms: Pestilence, Plague
Generic synonyms: Epidemic Disease
Derivative terms: Pestilent, Pestilential, Plague, Plaguey

3. Noun. A persistently annoying person.
Exact synonyms: Blighter, Cuss, Gadfly, Pesterer
Specialized synonyms: Nudnick, Nudnik
Generic synonyms: Persecutor, Tormenter, Tormentor
Derivative terms: Pester

4. Noun. Any unwanted and destructive insect or other animal that attacks food or crops or livestock etc.. "Many pests have developed resistance to the common pesticides"
Generic synonyms: Animal, Animate Being, Beast, Brute, Creature, Fauna
Specialized synonyms: Vermin

Definition of Pest

1. n. A fatal epidemic disease; a pestilence; specif., the plague.

Definition of Pest

1. Noun. (originally) A plague, pestilence, epidemic ¹

2. Noun. An annoying, harmful, often destructive creature. ¹

3. Noun. An annoying person. ¹

4. Noun. (British slang) Someone with poor social discipline who continually bothers disinterested women. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pest

1. an annoying person or thing [n -S]

Medical Definition of Pest

1. A general term for organisms (rats, insects, etc.) which may cause illness or damage or consume food crops and other materials important to humans. (09 Oct 1997)

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