Definition of Plague. Meaning of Plague. Synonyms of Plague

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Definition of Plague

Plague
Plague Plague, n. [L. plaga a blow, stroke, plague; akin to Gr. ?, fr. ? to strike; cf. L. plangere to strike, beat. Cf. Plaint.] 1. That which smites, wounds, or troubles; a blow; a calamity; any afflictive evil or torment; a great trail or vexation. --Shak. And men blasphemed God for the plague of hail. --Wyclif. The different plague of each calamity. --Shak. 2. (Med.) An acute malignant contagious fever, that often prevails in Egypt, Syria, and Turkey, and has at times visited the large cities of Europe with frightful mortality; hence, any pestilence; as, the great London plague. ``A plague upon the people fell.' --Tennyson. Cattle plague. See Rinderpest. Plague mark, Plague spot, a spot or mark of the plague; hence, a token of something incurable.
Plague
Plague Plague, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Plagued; p. pr. & vb. n. Plaguing.] 1. To infest or afflict with disease, calamity, or natural evil of any kind. Thus were they plagued And worn with famine. --Milton. 2. Fig.: To vex; to tease; to harass. She will plague the man that loves her most. --Spenser. Syn: To vex; torment; distress; afflict; harass; annoy; tease; tantalize; trouble; molest; embarrass; perplex.

Meaning of Plague from wikipedia

- Plague or The Plague may refer to: Plague (disease), a disease caused by Yersinia pestis An epidemic of infectious disease (medical or agricultural) A...
- The Plague (French: La Peste) is a novel by Albert Camus, published in 1947, that tells the story from the point of view of an unknown narrator of a plague...
- Bubonic plague is one of three types of plague caused by bacterium Yersinia pestis. One to seven days after exposure to the bacteria, flu-like symptoms...
- Black Death (also known as the Pestilence, the Great Mortality, or the Plague) was the deadliest pandemic recorded in human history. The Black Death resulted...
- Plague is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis. Symptoms include fever, weakness and headache. Usually this begins one to seven...
- The Plagues of Egypt (Hebrew: מכות מצרים, Makot Mitzrayim), in the story of the book of Exodus, are ten disasters inflicted on Egypt by the God of Israel...
- A plague doctor was a physician who treated victims of the bubonic plague. In times of epidemics, these physicians were specifically hired by towns where...
- The Plague of Justinian or Justinianic Plague (541–549 AD) was the beginning of the first plague pandemic, the first Old World pandemic of plague, the...
- The Antonine Plague of 165 to 180 AD, also known as the Plague of Galen (after Galen, the physician who described it), was an ancient pandemic brought...
- The Great Plague of London, lasting from 1665 to 1666, was the last major epidemic of the bubonic plague to occur in England. It happened within the centuries-long...
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