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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun plague:

infestationpestilenceplaguepest

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb plague:

blightharryhasslemolestbesetharassplagueprovoke
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Definition of the noun plague

What does plague mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: plagues

  1. 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. any epidemic disease with a high death rate
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonyms of plague: pest / pestilence
    • more generic term: epidemic disease = any infectious disease that develops and spreads rapidly to many people
  3. a swarm of insects that attack plants
    • example: a plague of grasshoppers
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonym of plague: infestation
    • more generic words: cloud / swarm = a group of many things in the air or on the ground
  4. any large scale calamity (especially when thought to be sent by God)
  5. an annoyance

Alternative definition of the noun plague

noun

  1. (used absolutely, usually capitalized: 'The Pest') The pestilent disease "Plague", caused by the virulent bacterium Yersinia pestis and mostly known by its variant form bubonic plague.
  2. [pathology] An epidemic or pandemic caused by any pestilence, but specifically by the above disease.
  3. A widespread affliction, calamity or destructive influx, especially when seen as divine retribution.
  4. A grave nuisance, whatever greatly irritates

Definition of the verb plague

What does plague mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: plagued | plaguing | plagues

  1. cause to suffer a blight
    • lexical domain: Weather - verbs of raining, snowing, thawing, thundering
    • synonym of plague: blight
    • more generic words: afflict / smite = cause physical pain or suffering in
  2. annoy continually or chronically

Characters

  1. Plague: Plague' is a fictional character from the 2009 film The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
  2. Plague was a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe. She was originally a member of the Morlocks before joining the Horsemen of Apocalypse.

Writings

  1. "Plague" is a written work.
  2. "Plague" is a book written by Malcolm Rose.
    • also known as "Plague (Point)"
    • genre: Speculative fiction
    • copyright: 2000-02
    • award:
  3. "Plague" is a book by Jean Ure.
    • also known as "Plague (Contents S.)", "Plague 99"
    • genre: Speculative fiction
    • copyright: 1989

Film

"Plague" is a 1979 Canadian science fiction film about a genetic engineering accident, a fertilizing bacterium that escapes from a laboratory in Canada. The film is also known internationally as Induced Syndrome, M-3: The Gemini Strain or Mutation.

  • also known as vM-3: The Gemini Strain M-3: The Gemini Strain
  • country: Canada
  • language: English Language
  • director: Edward Hunt
  • starring: Celine Lomez
  • music by Eric Robertson
  • genres: Thriller, Science Fiction, Horror, Drama
  • released in (37 years ago)

Music

  1. "Plague" is a song by Canadian electronic music band, Crystal Castles. It is the first single of the band's 2013 album,. On July 25, 2012, it was made available for free download on the duo's SoundCloud page.
  2. "Plague" is a musical album of Klinik.
  3. "Plague" is a musical album of The Eastern Sea.
    • released on
  4. "Plague" is a musical single of Crystal Castles.
    • released on
  5. "Plague" is a musical album of Dirt.
    • released on (18 years ago)
  6. "Plague" a.k.a. "The Plague" is a collaboration album between Brotha Lynch Hung and Doomsday Productions. The album was released in 2002 by Doomsday Production's Cin Sity Records. This album has never charted.

Miscellanea

  1. Plague is a deadly infectious disease that is caused by the enterobacteria Yersinia pestis, named after the French-Swiss bacteriologist Alexandre Yersin.
  2. Plague is an 1898 painting in tempera by the Swiss symbolist artist Arnold Böcklin, held in the Kunstmuseum Basel. It exemplifies the artist's obsession with nightmares of war, pestilence and death. The painting shows Death rides on a winged creature, who travels through the street of a medieval town.
  3. Plague is a film genre.
    • also known as 伝染病, ペスト

Phrases with Plague

Phrases starting with the word Plague:

  1. plague spot
  2. plague pneumonia

Phrases ending with the word Plague:

  1. tin plague
  2. black plague
  3. white plague
  4. cattle plague
  5. bubonic plague
  6. ambulant plague
  7. pulmonic plague
  8. glandular plague
  9. pneumonic plague
  10. ambulatory plague
  11. septicemic plague
  12. Avoid Like the Plague

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Plague

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Google previewFundamentals Of Microbiology (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Septicemic plague is a deadly blood infection, one of the three main forms of plague. It is caused by Yersinia...

Sylvatic plague is an infectious disease found in rodent species that live in rural areas of the United States. It is most commonly ...

Google previewMicrobiology, A Clinical Approach (2016)

Biology, Microbiology by CTI Reviews

Bubonic plague is a zoonotic disease, circulating ...

Google previewTextbook of Diagnostic Microbiology (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Bubonic plague is a zoonotic disease, circulating mainly in fleas on small rodents and is one of three types of bacterial infections caused by Yersinia pestis, which belongs to the family Enterobacteriaceae. Without treatment, the bubonic ...

Google previewEmergency Response Handbook for Chemical and Biological Agents and Weapons, Second Edition (2008)

by John R. Cashman

AGENT: Plague is a zoonotic (communicable from animals to humans under natural conditions) disease caused by Yersinia pestis. Under normal...

Bubonic plague is the most common form, and has a secondary formation of large regional lymph nodes called buboes.

Pneumonic plague is an extremely virulent form, can be transferred from person-to-person, and vaccine seems to have little effect on it.

Google previewConn's Current Therapy 2010 E-Book (2010)

Expert Consult by Edward T. Bope

Plague is a zoonosis that is usually spread between mammalian hosts by the bite of infected fleas.

Bubonic plague is the most common form in humans, accounting for 97% of cases in a recent outbreak in Madagascar. Similarly...

Bubonic plague is an acute febrile lymphadenitis that develops 2 to 8 days after inoculation.

Google previewConn's Current Therapy 2011 (2010)

by Edward T. Bope, Robert E. Rakel, Rick D. Kellerman

Plague is a zoonosis that is usually spread between mammalian hosts by the bite of infected fleas.

Bubonic plague is the most common form in humans, accounting for 84% of U.S. cases reported between 1947 and 1996, with...

Bubonic plague is an acute febrile lymphadenitis that develops 2 to 8 days after inoculation.

Google previewBioterrorism Preparedness (2006)

Medicine - Public Health - Policy by Nancy Khardori

Introduction Plague is a zoonosis caused by Yersinia pestis. It maintains its...

History Plague is an ancient disease which can be traced back to the earliest periods of the recorded history of human civilization. The first ...

Google previewBSL3 and BSL4 Agents (2012)

Epidemiology, Microbiology and Practical Guidelines by Mandy Elschner, Sally Cutler, Manfred Weidmann, Patrick Butaye

Yersinia pestis: Plague Anne Laudisoit, Werner Ruppitscli, Anna Stoeger, and Ariane Pietzka 7.1 Introduction 1)” disease Plague is an acute, often fatal, and potentially epidemic re-“emerging caused by infection with the Gram-negative ...

Google previewMedical-Surgical Nursing (2014)

Concepts & Practice by Susan C. deWit, Candice K. Kumagai

Plague is a category A agent caused by a gramnegative bacillus, Yersinia pestis. The bubonic form starts...

Google previewManual of Critical Care Nursing (2010)

Nursing Interventions and Collaborative Management by Marianne Saunorus Baird, Susan Bethel

PLAGUE PATHOPHYSIOLOGY Plague is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis that is found in...

Bubonic plague is the most common, occurring when an infected flea bites a human or when infectious materials enter ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Plague and Pestilence (2007)

From Ancient Times to the Present by George C. Kohn

plague bacterium, Yersinia pestis or Pasteurella pestis Mode of transmission: infective fleas, infected human tissues, infected animal pus Symptoms: headache, high fever, inflamed and painful swelling of lymph nodes ...

Google previewThe Eat Right 4 Your Type The complete Blood Type Encyclopedia (2002)

by Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo, Catherine Whitney

Symptoms □ Acute gastroenteritis □ Arthritis □ Septicemia □ Acute diarrhea About Plague Plague occurs primarily in wild rodents (such as rats, mice, squirrels, and prairie dogs). Massive human epidemics have occurred, such as the Black ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Urban Legends (2002)

by Jan Harold Brunvand

Variants and Versions plained that the mother is discovered to have bubonic plague and that this means is used to prevent panic and also loss of business to the hotel. In one of the earliest essays on any urban legend, the popular writer ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African History 3-Volume Set (2013)

by Kevin Shillington

Plague. (1250–1517):. In the middle of the fourteenth century a destructive plague swept through Asia, North Africa, and Europe, devastating nations and causing serious demographic decline. Cities and buildings were laid waste, roads and ...

Google previewEerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000)

by David Noel Freedman, Allen C. Myers

PLAGUE "sword, famine, and pestilence," found frequently in Jeremiah and Ezekiel, describes the devastating effect of depleted food supplies and polluted water associated with siege warfare. Likewise, Gk. loimds indicates a severe ...

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Sign language

The Plague of America Sign Language

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Quotes about Plague

The gods are just, and of our pleasant vices make instruments to plague us. (William Shakespeare)
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Scrabble value of P3L1A1G2U1E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of PLAGUE

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  • A LEG UP
  • UPGALE

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