See also: beast
- (biblical) A figure in the Book of Revelation (Apocalypse), often identified with Satan or the Antichrist.
2000, Robert H. Smith, Apocalypse: a commentary on Revelation in words and images, page 69:
- The Number of the Beast Is 666 (13:16-18) John's vision concludes with the notorious reference to the "mark of the beast" and the number 666.
- A wild animal, or seemingly so, which roams free in a country it is usually only found in zoos. (For example The Beast of Bodmin Moor).
figure in the Book of Revelation