1. [ verb ] cause to suffer a blight
Synonyms: blight

"Too much rain may blight the garden with mold."

Related terms: afflict blight infestation blight
2. [ verb ] annoy continually or chronically
Synonyms: beset harry provoke chivy molest chivvy hassle chevvy chevy harass

"He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked" "This man harasses his female co-workers"

Related terms: annoy nettle torment haze fuss aggravation harasser harassment
3. [ noun ] (medicine) a serious (sometimes fatal) infection of rodents caused by Yersinia pestis and accidentally transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected rat flea (especially bubonic plague)
Related terms: epidemic_disease bubonic_plague septicemic_plague pneumonic_plague blight
4. [ noun ] any large scale calamity (especially when thought to be sent by God)
Related terms: calamity
5. [ noun ] (informal) an annoyance

"those ants are a damn plague"

Related terms: annoyance colloquialism
6. [ noun ] (biology,zoology) a swarm of insects that attack plants
Synonyms: infestation

"a plague of grasshoppers"

Related terms: swarm blight
7. [ noun ] (medicine) any epidemic disease with a high death rate
Synonyms: pestilence
Related terms: epidemic_disease
8. [ noun ] (medicine) a serious (sometimes fatal) infection transmitted by the bite of an infected rat flea (especially bubonic plague)
Synonyms: pestilence
Related terms: infectious_disease epidemic_disease septicemic_plague bubonic_plague pneumonic_plague blight
Similar spelling:   plaguey