Definitions for: Ogre


[n] (folklore) a giant who likes to eat human beings
[n] a cruel wicked and inhuman person



Webster (1913) Definition: O"gre, n. [F., fr. Sp. ogro, fr. L. Orcus the god of the
infernal regions; also, the lower world, hell.]
An imaginary monster, or hideous giant of fairy tales, who
lived on human beings; hence, any frightful giant; a cruel
monster.

His schoolroom must have resembled an ogre's den.
--Maccaulay.

Synonyms: demon, devil, fiend, monster

See Also: demoniac, disagreeable person, giant, ogress, unpleasant person

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