Definitions for ogreˈoʊ gər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•greˈoʊ gər(n.)

  1. a monster in fairy tales, usu. represented as a hideous giant who feeds on human flesh.

    Category: Mythology

  2. a monstrously ugly, cruel, or barbarous person.

Origin of ogre:

1705–15; < F, perh. 蠐 L OrcusOrcus

o′gre•ish•ly(adv.)

o′grish•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. monster, fiend, devil, demon, ogre(noun)

    a cruel wicked and inhuman person

  2. ogre(noun)

    (folklore) a giant who likes to eat human beings

Wiktionary

  1. ogre(Noun)

    A type of brutish giant from folk tales that eats human flesh.

  2. ogre(Noun)

    A brutish man whose behavior resembles that of the mythical ogre.

  3. Ogre(ProperNoun)

    A town in central Latvia

  4. Origin: First attested in the 18th century, from ogre, from Orcus, from Όρκος, the personified demon of oaths (ὅρκος) who inflicts punishment upon perjurers.

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  1. Ogre

    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.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

ogre(noun)

in fairy stories, a frightening, cruel giant.

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