What does monster mean?

Definitions for monster
ˈmɒn stərmon·ster

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word monster.

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.

  2. monster(Noun)

    A bizarre or whimsical creature.

    The children decided Grover was a cuddly monster.

  3. monster(Noun)

    An extremely cruel or antisocial person, especially a criminal.

    Get away from those children, you meatheaded monster!

  4. monster(Noun)

    A horribly deformed person.

  5. monster(Noun)

    A badly behaved child, a brat.

    Sit still, you little monster!

  6. monster(Noun)

    Something unusually large.

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

  7. monster(Noun)

    A prodigy; someone very talented in a specific domain.

    That dude playing guitar is a monster.

  8. monster(Verb)

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

  9. monster(Verb)

    To behave as a monster to; to terrorise.

  10. monster(Verb)

    To harass.

  11. monster(Adjective)

    Very large; worthy of a monster.

    He has a monster appetite.

  12. Origin: From and monstre, itself from monstrum.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Monster(noun)

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

  2. Monster(noun)

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

  3. Monster(noun)

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

  4. Monster(adj)

    monstrous in size

  5. Monster(verb)

    to make monstrous

  6. 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.]

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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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

Anagrams for monster »

  1. mentors, meronts, metrons

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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sara Stewart in IndieWire:

    You're not the only monster on the team.

  2. Alysia Reiner:

    All these films made a healthy profit, money Monster.

  3. Homicide Captain James Clark:

    He's a monster, we're very happy to get him off the streets.

  4. Anthony Liccione:

    Money makes a monster of a man, that makes money his master.

  5. Signs:

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

Images & Illustrations of monster

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