Dictionary Results for plague


1. plague - 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

Synonym(s): pestilence, pest, pestis

Hypernym(s): epidemic_disease




2. plague - noun

· any epidemic disease with a high death rate

Synonym(s): pestilence, pest

Hypernym(s): epidemic_disease




3. plague - noun

· a swarm of insects that attack plants; "a plague of grasshoppers"

Synonym(s): infestation

Hypernym(s): swarm, cloud




4. plague - noun

· any large scale calamity (especially when thought to be sent by God)

Hypernym(s): calamity, catastrophe, disaster, tragedy, cataclysm




5. plague - noun

· an annoyance; "those children are a damn plague"

Hypernym(s): annoyance, bother, botheration, pain, infliction, pain_in_the_neck, pain_in_the_ass




6. plague - verb

· cause to suffer a blight; "Too much rain may blight the garden with mold"

Synonym(s): blight

Hypernym(s): afflict, smite




7. plague - verb

· annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers"

Synonym(s): harass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, molest, provoke

Hypernym(s): annoy, rag, get_to, bother, get_at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil





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