HyperDic: plague

English > 7 senses of the word plague:
NOUNstateplague, pestilence, pest, pestisa 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
stateplague, pestilence, pestany epidemic disease with a high death rate
groupplague, infestationa swarm of insects that attack plants
eventplagueany large scale calamity (especially when thought to be sent by God)
cognitionplaguean annoyance
VERBweatherplague, blightcause to suffer a blight
emotionplague, harass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, molest, provokeannoy continually or chronically
plague > pronunciation
Soundspley'g
Rhymesvague
English > plague: 7 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA 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.
Synonymspestilence, pest, pestis
Narrowerbubonic plague, pestis bubonica, glandular plagueThe most common form of the plague in humans
pneumonic plague, pulmonic plague, plague pneumoniaA rapidly progressive and frequently fatal form of the plague that can spread through the air from person to person
septicemic plagueAn especially dangerous and generally fatal form of the plague in which infecting organisms invade the bloodstream
Broaderepidemic diseaseAny infectious disease that develops and spreads rapidly to many people
Spanishpeste, pestilencia, pestis, plaga
Catalanpesta, pestis, plaga
Verbsplaguecause to suffer a blight
English > plague: 7 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningAny epidemic disease with a high death rate.
Synonymspestilence, pest
Broaderepidemic diseaseAny infectious disease that develops and spreads rapidly to many people
Spanishplaga
Adjectivesplagueylikely to spread and cause an epidemic disease
Verbsplaguecause to suffer a blight
English > plague: 7 senses > noun 3, group
MeaningA swarm of insects that attack plants.
Example"a plague of grasshoppers"
Synonyminfestation
Broaderswarm, cloudA group of many things in the air or on the ground
Verbsplaguecause to suffer a blight
English > plague: 7 senses > noun 4, event
MeaningAny large scale calamity (especially when thought to be sent by God).
Broadercalamity, catastrophe, disaster, tragedy, cataclysmAn event resulting in great loss and misfortune
English > plague: 7 senses > noun 5, cognition
MeaningAn annoyance.
Example"those children are a damn plague"
Broaderannoyance, bother, botheration, pain, infliction, pain in the neck, pain in the assSomething or someone that causes trouble
Usage ofcolloquialismA colloquial expression
Spanishplaga
Adjectivesplaguy, plagueycausing irritation or annoyance
Verbsplagueannoy continually or chronically
English > plague: 7 senses > verb 1, weather
MeaningCause to suffer a blight.
PatternSomething ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymblight
Broaderafflict, smiteCause physical pain or suffering in
Spanishinfestar
Nounsplaguea swarm of insects that attack plants
plaguea 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
plagueany epidemic disease with a high death rate
English > plague: 7 senses > verb 2, emotion
Meaningannoy continually or chronically.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelSam cannot plague Sue
Synonymsharass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, molest, provoke
Narrowerhazeharass by imposing / imposing humiliating or painful tasks, as in military institutions
needle, goadgoad or provoke,as by constant criticism
torment, rag, bedevil, crucify, dun, frustratetreat cruelly
Broaderannoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devilCause annoyance in
Spanishacosar sexualmente, acosar, aperrear, asediar, atosigar, causar, fastidiar, hostigar, molestar repetidamente, molestar, perseguir, plagar, provocar
Catalanatabuixar, causar, empaitar, fatigar, molestar
Nounsplaguean annoyance

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