Associations to the word «Pest»

Wiktionary

PEST, noun. (originally) A plague, pestilence, epidemic
PEST, noun. An annoying, harmful, often destructive creature.
PEST, noun. An annoying person.
PEST, noun. (British) (slang) Someone with poor social discipline who continually bothers uninterested women.
PEST CONTROL, noun. Regulation or management of another species defined as a pest

Dictionary definition

PEST, 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.
PEST, noun. Any epidemic disease with a high death rate.
PEST, noun. A persistently annoying person.
PEST, noun. Any unwanted and destructive insect or other animal that attacks food or crops or livestock etc.; "he sprayed the garden to get rid of pests"; "many pests have developed resistance to the common pesticides".

Wise words

Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life - in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do, as well as talk, and to make our words and actions all of a color.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca