What does monster mean?

Definitions for monster
ˈmɒn stərmon·ster

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. monster(noun)

    an imaginary creature usually having various human and animal parts

  2. giant, goliath, behemoth, monster, colossus(noun)

    someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful

  3. freak, monster, monstrosity, lusus naturae(noun)

    a person or animal that is markedly unusual or deformed

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

    a cruel wicked and inhuman person

  5. monster, teras(noun)

    (medicine) a grossly malformed and usually nonviable fetus

Wiktionary

  1. monster(Noun)

    A terrifying and dangerous, wild or fictional creature.

    Etymology: From and monstre, itself from monstrum.

  2. monster(Noun)

    A bizarre or whimsical creature.

    The children decided Grover was a cuddly monster.

    Etymology: From and monstre, itself from monstrum.

  3. monster(Noun)

    An extremely cruel or antisocial person, especially a criminal.

    Get away from those children, you meatheaded monster!

    Etymology: From and monstre, itself from monstrum.

  4. monster(Noun)

    A horribly deformed person.

    Etymology: From and monstre, itself from monstrum.

  5. monster(Noun)

    A badly behaved child, a brat.

    Sit still, you little monster!

    Etymology: From and monstre, itself from monstrum.

  6. monster(Noun)

    Something unusually large.

    Have you seen those powerlifters on TV? They're monsters.

    Etymology: From and monstre, itself from monstrum.

  7. monster(Noun)

    A prodigy; someone very talented in a specific domain.

    That dude playing guitar is a monster.

    Etymology: From and monstre, itself from monstrum.

  8. monster(Verb)

    To make into a monster; to categorise as a monster; to demonise.

    Etymology: From and monstre, itself from monstrum.

  9. monster(Verb)

    To behave as a monster to; to terrorise.

    Etymology: From and monstre, itself from monstrum.

  10. monster(Verb)

    To harass.

    Etymology: From and monstre, itself from monstrum.

  11. monster(Adjective)

    Very large; worthy of a monster.

    He has a monster appetite.

    Etymology: From and monstre, itself from monstrum.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Monster(noun)

    something of unnatural size, shape, or quality; a prodigy; an enormity; a marvel

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Monster(noun)

    specifically , an animal or plant departing greatly from the usual type, as by having too many limbs

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Monster(noun)

    any thing or person of unnatural or excessive ugliness, deformity, wickedness, or cruelty

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Monster(adj)

    monstrous in size

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Monster(verb)

    to make monstrous

    Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  1. Monster

    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

  1. Monster

    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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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'monster' in Nouns Frequency: #2081

Anagrams for monster »

  1. mentors, meronts, metrons

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of monster in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of monster in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of monster in a Sentence

  1. Sandra Martinez:

    Just seeing that coward, that monster looking so snide and smirking makes my blood boil with rage.

  2. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. Eternal insomnia for days on end, the brain does not rest at all. You never sleep, because you are at work all day and then you dream that you are at work, wake up in the morning, go to work. Or do you dream that you wander somewhere, in nature, in the city, run away or fight with someone, and in the morning you complain that you are not getting enough sleep. 2. All memory in the cartridge. Life as a compact cassette, the contents of the reality of the subconscious - this is the content of the same cassette tape, all the memory deja vu on the reels of the cassette representing the past and future. 3. Artifacts of experience in the memory of past lives, live with us forever in the abyss of oblivion, and some like buoys emerge and warn of the depth of unconsciousness. 4. The chain of optimism is the weak link of naivety in human evolution. Optimism from a smile for a stranglehold of reality leading to the comic surrealism of the dreaming paradoxes of the human world. 5. Love is a night lamp from gloomy thoughts of the past. 6. Genius is telepathy with eternity. 7. Expressive horror, clownish smile of shock of truth, there are so many horrors and mental sufferings in it. An evil laugh of inevitability sounds. You are in the hands of a butcher of reality. All people from different dimensions of illusions do not hide from the truth, go play. 8. You hear the shocking laugh of brutal awareness. You are in the clown horror, the smile of the reality in the form of a clown becomes gigantic and it eats you moving to the zone of eternal laughter of indifference, where you are among faceless people in chains, on them plastic masks on the floor of the face with terrible smiles of disappointment a mask of nervous laughter emanates from them souls are cremated by despair; they don’t respond to you because they are undead unscrupulous. 9. Will turns life into a lucid dream. 10. Life is a two-room apartment, where one room is a city, the other is a dream. 11. The main thing in this world is family and awareness, the rest is decor. 12. Materialism is a cell of the mind that suppresses the will of the mind. 13. Enlarged or altered parts of the body are prostheses of pride, a disabled ego, you can see how the brain looks, but not the soul, a mutated mind exhausted by knowledge. 14. For a single person, the heart will become a friend, the body will be the soul, and the mind will become a horse. 15. Pride will take away the truth from the world without which there will be no future only spiritual poverty. 16. A frightening schizoid, bloody smile of rage burns with fire several hundred meters. Tearing the face and psyche and the skull itself, a delightful light smile of insensibility. 17. Time will show a complete psychological portrait of mankind to light and darkness. 18. Faith is stronger than all torture; there is nothing more powerful in the whole universe than faith that feeds will. 19. Truth - these are very strongly tightened strings, you need to play them very carefully and then you will hear an unforgettable melody of truth that may turn out to be the last in your life. 20. Reality is decomposing and all the ridiculous horrors of reality are visible, since you are in the lush chronosphere, where the quantum genetic transformations of the instincts of despair are in, in the projection of an alternative reality of the ego of power in which everything is programmed for decomposition. 21. An alternative is all that you have left. 22. Around you are bodypainting instincts of despair, a reflection of naked and at the same time false inner sensations and complexes. 23. Laughter and a frozen smile with tears is a state of doom that says that there is no more hope. Such laughter is heard in society, it is increasingly painful to look at the schizoid smiles of selfishness, under large bandanas in the form of eerie toothy smiles. You laugh until your heart stops. 24. You are in the unconscious, subconsciously instinctive, unpredictable chaos of the violent chronosphere, where the air is discharged and saturated with ignorance. You feel in yourself a silent smile of rage, the laugh of an ever-smiling death, in the intense silence of the unpredictable instincts of despair. You feel insult - this is rebirth, a laughing monster of disappointment, a smiling gloom, a crying smile, painted in the bright colors of depression, the laughter of this creature sounds in you for days, amplified by the laughter of people who laugh at you, you hear them ugly laugh, it gets louder and louder, you're scared, you cry and finally open your eyes, and realize that you are among strangers. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  3. Albert Camus:

    What then is capital punishment but the most premeditated of murders, to which no criminal's deed, however calculated it may be, can be compared For there to be an equivalence, the death penalty would have to punish a criminal, who had warned his victim of the date at which he would inflict a horrible death on him, and who from that moment onward had confined him at his mercy for months. Such a monster is not encountered in private life.

  4. Signs:

    Bo There's a monster outside my room, can I have a glass of water

  5. Evan Asano:

    Pretty soon you end up with a monster that nobody can understand.

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