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Definition of MONSTER

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Monster \Mon"ster\, a.
     1. Monstrous in size. --Pope.
        [1913 Webster]

     2. Enormous or very powerful; as, he drove a monster Harley. [informal] [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Monster \Mon"ster\ (m[o^]n*st[~e]r), n. [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}.]
     1. Something of unnatural size, shape, or quality; a prodigy; an enormity; a marvel. [1913 Webster]

              A monster or marvel.                  --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

     2. Specifically, an animal or plant departing greatly from the usual type, as by having too many limbs. [1913 Webster]

     3. Any thing or person of unnatural or excessive ugliness, deformity, wickedness, or cruelty. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Monster \Mon"ster\, v. t.
     To make monstrous. [Obs.] --Shak.
     [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

205 Moby Thesaurus words for "monster": Argus, Atlantean, Briareus, Brobdingnagian, Cerberus, Charybdis, Cyclopean, Cyclops, Dracula, Echidna, Frankenstein, Gargantuan, Gorgon, Harpy, Herculean, Homeric, Hydra, Loch Ness monster, Mafioso, Medusa, Minotaur, Pegasus, Python, Scylla, Sphinx, Talos, Typhon, Wolf-man, Young Turk, abortion, abysmal, amplitudinous, ape-man, astronomic, astronomical, awesome, baboon, bag, beast, beldam, berserk, berserker, blemish, blot, bogey, bogeyman, bomber, boundless, brute, bugaboo, bugbear, bulky, centaur, chimera, cockatrice, colossal, cosmic, deformity, demon, devil, devil incarnate, dinosaur, dog, dragon, drake, elephant, elephantine, enormous, epic, extensive, eyesore, fee-faw-fum, fiend, fiend from hell, fire-eater, firebrand, freak, freak of nature, fright, frightener, fury, galactic, gargantuan, gargoyle, ghost, ghoul, giant, giantlike, gigantic, goon, gorilla, griffin, gunsel, hag, hardnose, harpy, harridan, hell-raiser, hellcat, hellhound, hellion, hellkite, heroic, hippo, hippocampus, hippopotamus, hobgoblin, holy terror, hood, hoodlum, horror, hothead, hotspur, huge, immeasurable, immense, incendiary, incubus, infinite, jumbo, killer, king-size, lamia, large, leviathan, mad dog, madcap, mammoth, massive, massy, mastodon, mermaid, merman, mess, mighty, miscreation, missing link, monstrosity, monstrous, monumental, mountainous, mugger, mutant, mutation, nightmare, nixie, no beauty, ogre, ogress, outsize, overgrown, phantom, prodigious, profound, rapist, revenant, revolutionary, roc, salamander, satyr, savage, scarebabe, scarecrow, scarer, sea horse, sea serpent, she-wolf, sight, siren, sizable, spacious, specter, spitfire, stupendous, succubus, teratism, termagant, terror, terrorist, tiger, tigress, titanic, tough, tough guy, towering, tremendous, troll, ugly customer, ugly duckling, unicorn, vampire, vast, violent, virago, vixen, voluminous, weighty, werewolf, whale, wild beast, windigo, witch, wolf, xiphopagus, zombie


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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