monster, fiend, devil, demon, ogre(noun)
a cruel wicked and inhuman person
(folklore) a giant who likes to eat human beings
A type of brutish giant from folk tales that eats human flesh.
A brutish man whose behavior resembles that of the mythical ogre.
A town in central Latvia
Origin: First attested in the 18th century, from ogre, from Orcus, from Όρκος, the personified demon of oaths (ὅρκος) who inflicts punishment upon perjurers.
Ogres are beings that are usually depicted as large, hideous, humanoid monsters. They are frequently featured in mythology, folklore, and fiction throughout the world. Ogres appear in many classic works of literature, and are most often described in fairy tales and folklore as feeding on human beings. In visual art, ogres are often depicted as having a large head, abundant hair and beard, a voracious appetite, and a strong body.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ō′gėr, n. a man-eating monster or giant of fairy tales:—fem. O′gress.—adj. O′greish. [Fr. ogre—Sp. ogro—L. orcus, the lower world.]
The numerical value of ogre in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of ogre in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
People see me and they go, 'Help! A big, stupid, stinky, smelly, ugly ogre! I'm so scared!' And they judge me before they even know me.
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- ogreCatalan, Valencian
- zlobr, obr lidožroutCzech
- jättiläinen, raakalainen, hirviö, jättiFinnish
- 鬼, オーガJapanese
- 오거, 사람을 잡아 먹는 도깨비Korean
- ondier, oger, boemanDutch
- wiindigooOjibwe, Ojibwa
- ogro, ogrePortuguese
- скоти́на, и́зверг, зверь, велика́н-людое́д, чудо́вище, людое́д, скотиRussian
- best, rese, odjur, troll, jätteSwedish
- pandikizi la mtuSwahili
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