Associations to the word «Pest»
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
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".
We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.