an imaginary creature usually having various human and animal parts
giant, goliath, behemoth, monster, colossus(noun)
someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful
freak, monster, monstrosity, lusus naturae(noun)
a person or animal that is markedly unusual or deformed
monster, fiend, devil, demon, ogre(noun)
a cruel wicked and inhuman person
(medicine) a grossly malformed and usually nonviable fetus
A terrifying and dangerous, wild or fictional creature.
A bizarre or whimsical creature.
The children decided Grover was a cuddly monster.
An extremely cruel or antisocial person, especially a criminal.
Get away from those children, you meatheaded monster!
A horribly deformed person.
A badly behaved child, a brat.
Sit still, you little monster!
Something unusually large.
Have you seen those powerlifters on TV? They're monsters.
A prodigy; someone very talented in a specific domain.
That dude playing guitar is a monster.
To make into a monster; to categorise as a monster; to demonise.
To behave as a monster to; to terrorise.
Very large; worthy of a monster.
He has a monster appetite.
Origin: From and monstre, itself from monstrum.
something of unnatural size, shape, or quality; a prodigy; an enormity; a marvel
specifically , an animal or plant departing greatly from the usual type, as by having too many limbs
any thing or person of unnatural or excessive ugliness, deformity, wickedness, or cruelty
monstrous in size
to make monstrous
Origin: [OE. monstre, F. monstre, fr. L. monstrum, orig., a divine omen, indicating misfortune; akin of monstrare to show, point out, indicate, and monere to warn. See Monition, and cf. Demonstrate, Muster.]
A monster is any creature, usually found in legends or horror fiction, that is often hideous and may produce fear or physical harm by its appearance and/or its actions. The word "monster" derives from Latin monstrum, an aberrant occurrence, usually biological, that was taken as a sign that something was wrong within the natural order. The word usually connotes something wrong or evil; a monster is generally morally objectionable, physically or psychologically hideous, and/or a freak of nature. It can also be applied figuratively to a person with similar characteristics like a greedy person or a person who does horrible things. However, the root of 'monstrum' is 'monere'—which does not only mean to warn, but also to instruct, and forms the basis of the modern English demonstrate. Thus, the monster is also a sign or instruction. This benign interpretation was proposed by Saint Augustine, who did not see the monster as inherently evil, but as part of the natural design of the world, a kind-of deliberate category error.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
mon′stėr, n. anything out of the usual course of nature: a prodigy, or fabulous animal: anything unusually large: anything horrible from ugliness or wickedness.—adj. unusually large, huge.—n. Monstros′ity, an unnatural production.—adj. Mon′strous, out of the common course of nature: enormous: wonderful: horrible.—adv. Mon′strously.—n. Mon′strousness, state or quality of being monstrous.—Gila monster, a large poisonous lizard of Arizona, &c., having tubercular scales. [Fr.,—L. monstrum, an omen, a monster—monēre, to warn.]
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'monster' in Nouns Frequency: #2081
mentors, meronts, metrons
The numerical value of monster in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of monster in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of monster in a Sentence
I am not a monster.
You're not the only monster on the team.
May could be a monster at the box office.
All these films made a healthy profit, money Monster.
He's a monster, we're very happy to get him off the streets.
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- وحش, مسخArabic
- monstre, monstruós, dimoniCatalan, Valencian
- příšera, nestvůraCzech
- anghenfil, angenfilodWelsh
- Ungeheuer, Monster, Monster-German
- hirviö, valtava, hirveä, riiviöFinnish
- bête, monstre, monstrueuxFrench
- péist, arrachtIrish
- uile-bheistScottish Gaelic
- 化け物, モンスター, 怪物Japanese
- monstrum, monstrum,Latin
- pabaisa, siaubūnasLithuanian
- šausmonis, briesmonisLatvian
- monstrueus, monsterachtig, monster, monstertje, gedrochtDutch
- monster, uhyreNorwegian
- monstre, mostreOccitan
- монстр, урод, чудовищный, чудовище, изверг, нелюдьRussian
- zverka, neman, čudovište, zverSerbo-Croatian
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