Definitions for: Monster


[n] (medicine) a grossly malformed and usually nonviable fetus
[n] an imaginary creature usually having various human and animal parts
[n] a person or animal that is markedly unusual or deformed
[n] someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful
[n] a cruel wicked and inhuman person



Webster (1913) Definition: Mon"ster, 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.

A monster or marvel. --Chaucer.

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

3. Any thing or person of unnatural or excessive ugliness,
deformity, wickedness, or cruelty.


Mon"ster, a.
Monstrous in size. --Pope.


Mon"ster, v. t.
To make monstrous. [Obs.] --Shak.

Synonyms: behemoth, colossus, demon, devil, fiend, freak, giant, goliath, lusus naturae, monstrosity, ogre, teras

See Also: acardia, acephalia, acephalism, acephaly, anomaly, bogeyman, booger, boogeyman, bugaboo, bugbear, demoniac, disagreeable person, fetus, foetus, imaginary being, imaginary creature, leviathan, mutant, mutation, mythical creature, mythical monster, sport, unpleasant person, unusual person, variation

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