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mon·ster

 (mŏn′stər)
n.
1.
a. An imaginary or legendary creature, such as a centaur or Harpy, that combines parts from various animal or human forms.
b. A creature having a strange or frightening appearance.
2. Archaic An organism that has structural defects or deformities.
3. Informal A very large animal, plant, or object.
4. One who inspires horror or disgust: a monster of selfishness.
adj.
Informal Extremely large; monstrous: a monster hit at the box office; ate a monster steak.

[Middle English monstre, from Old French, from Latin mōnstrum, portent, monster, from monēre, to warn; see men- in Indo-European roots.]

monster

(ˈmɒnstə)
n
1. (Classical Myth & Legend) an imaginary beast, such as a centaur, usually made up of various animal or human parts
2. (Biology) a person, animal, or plant with a marked structural deformity
3. a cruel, wicked, or inhuman person
4.
a. a very large person, animal, or thing
b. (as modifier): a monster cake.
vb (tr)
5. informal to criticize (a person or group) severely
6. (General Sporting Terms) sport Austral and NZ to use intimidating tactics against (an opponent)
[C13: from Old French monstre, from Latin monstrum portent, from monēre to warn]

mon•ster

(ˈmɒn stər)

n.
1. any animal or human grotesquely deviating from the normal shape, behavior, or character.
2. a person who excites horror by wickedness, cruelty, etc.
3. any creature so ugly or monstrous as to frighten people.
4. any animal or thing huge in size.
5. a legendary creature having a body with both human and animal features, or the features of various animals in combination, as a centaur, griffin, or sphinx.
6. a markedly malformed animal or plant.
7. a grossly anomalous fetus or infant, esp. one that is not viable.
adj.
8. huge; monstrous.
[1250–1300; Middle English monstre < Latin mōnstrum portent, monster =mon(ēre) to warn + -strum n. suffix]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.monster - an imaginary creature usually having various human and animal partsmonster - an imaginary creature usually having various human and animal parts
imaginary being, imaginary creature - a creature of the imagination; a person that exists only in legends or myths or fiction
bogeyman, booger, boogeyman, bugaboo, bugbear - an imaginary monster used to frighten children
mythical creature, mythical monster - a monster renowned in folklore and myth
2.monster - someone or something that is abnormally large and powerfulmonster - someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful
unusual person, anomaly - a person who is unusual
3.monster - a person or animal that is markedly unusual or deformedmonster - a person or animal that is markedly unusual or deformed
leviathan - the largest or most massive thing of its kind; "it was a leviathan among redwoods"; "they were assigned the leviathan of textbooks"
mutant, mutation, sport, variation - (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration
4.monster - a cruel wicked and inhuman personmonster - a cruel wicked and inhuman person  
disagreeable person, unpleasant person - a person who is not pleasant or agreeable
demoniac - someone who acts as if possessed by a demon
5.monster - (medicine) a grossly malformed and usually nonviable fetus
fetus, foetus - an unborn or unhatched vertebrate in the later stages of development showing the main recognizable features of the mature animal
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
acardia - congenital absence of the heart (as in the development of some monsters)
acephalia, acephalism, acephaly - absence of the head (as in the development of some monsters)

monster

noun
1. giant, mammoth, titan, colossus, monstrosity, leviathan, behemoth, Brobdingnagian He said he'd hooked a real monster of a fish.
2. brute, devil, savage, beast, demon, villain, barbarian, fiend, ogre, ghoul, bogeyman You make me sound like an absolute monster!
3. rascal, rogue, horror (informal), devil, monkey (informal), imp, tyke (informal), scallywag (informal), mischief-maker, scamp (informal) I don't think I could be as patient as they are with that little monster!
4. freak, mutant, monstrosity, lusus naturae, miscreation, teratism She keeps me hidden like some hideous monster she's ashamed of.
adjective
1. huge, giant, massive, enormous, tremendous, immense, mega (slang), titanic, jumbo (informal), gigantic, monstrous, mammoth, colossal, stellar (informal), stupendous, gargantuan, fuck-off (offensive taboo slang), elephantine, ginormous (informal), Brobdingnagian, humongous or humungous (U.S. slang) The film will be a monster hit.

monster

noun
1. A person or animal that is abnormally formed:
2. One that is extraordinarily large and powerful:
Slang: whopper.
3. A perversely bad, cruel, or wicked person:
adjective
Translations
شَخْص مُخيف في بَشاعَتِهضَخْم جِداًمَسَخٌوَحْش خُرافي
nestvůranetvorpříšerazrůda
kæmpekæmpe-monsteruhyreumenneske
monstro
hirviöriiviövaltavahirveä
čudovište
szörnyszörnyetegmonstrum
ófreskjaskepna, níîingurskrímsli, ferlíkivanskapningur
怪物
괴물
monstrum
baisūnasmonstraspabaisažiauruolis
briesmonis, nezvērsmilzenisnezvērs, šausmonis
netvorobluda
pošast
monster
สัตว์ประหลาด
canavarcanavar ruhlu kimseanormal
quái vật

monster

[ˈmɒnstəʳ]
A. ADJ (= enormous) → enorme, gigantesco
B. Nmonstruo m (= big animal, plant, thing) → monstruo m, gigante m
a real monster of a fishun pez verdaderamente enorme

monster

[ˈmɒnstər]
n
(= creature) → monstre m
(= huge thing)
a great yellow monster of a bulldozer → un monstre de bulldozer jaune
the monster which is the London marathon → l'événement monstre qu'est le marathon de Londres
adj (= massive) → monstre
The film will be a monster hit → Le film aura un succès monstre.

monster

n
(= big animal, thing)Ungetüm nt, → Monstrum nt; (= animal)Ungeheuer nt, → Ungetüm nt; a real monster of a fishein wahres Monstrum or Ungeheuer von (einem) Fisch; a monster of a bookein richtiger Schinken (inf), → ein Mammutwerk nt; a monster of greedein (hab)gieriges Monster
(= abnormal animal)Ungeheuer nt, → Monster nt, → Monstrum nt; (= legendary animal)(groteskes) Fabelwesen
(= cruel person)Unmensch m, → Ungeheuer nt
attr
(= enormous)riesenhaft; monster filmMonster- or Mammutfilm m
(= to do with monsters)Monster-; monster huntMonsterjagd f

monster

[ˈmɒnstəʳ]
1. nmostro
2. adj (enormous) → gigantesco/a

monster

(ˈmonstə) noun
1. (also adjective) (something) of unusual size, form or appearance. a monster tomato.
2. a huge and/or horrible creature. prehistoric monsters.
3. a very evil person. The man must be a monster to treat his children so badly!
ˈmonstrous adjective
1. huge and often unpleasant.
2. shocking. a monstrous lie.
ˈmonstrously adverb

monster

مَسَخٌ nestvůra monster Ungeheuer τέρας monstruo hirviö monstre čudovište mostro 怪物 괴물 monster monster potwór monstro монстр monster สัตว์ประหลาด canavar quái vật 怪物

mon·ster

n. monstruo.

monster

n monstruo
References in classic literature ?
cried the unconscious youth, poking the scarlet monster into its place with his cane, and preparing to hand out the basket after the old lady.
It's a monster bat, and here goes for a strike at it
She felt as if a mist had been lifted from her eyes, enabling her to took upon and comprehend the significance of life, that monster made up of beauty and brutality.
May the same Almighty Goodness banish the accursed monster, war, from all lands, with her hated associates, rapine and insatiable ambition.
It stirred not, but seemed gathered up in the gloom, like some gigantic monster ready to spring upon the traveller.
Such a portentous and mysterious monster roused all my curiosity.
How wonderful is it then --except after explanation --that this great monster, to whom corporeal warmth is as indispensable as it is to man; how wonderful that he should be found at home, immersed to his lips for life in those Arctic waters
What a monster of wickedness, of heartlessness, he had been
I have agreed to sell Tom and Harry both; and I don't know why I am to be rated, as if I were a monster, for doing what every one does every day.
he moaned, calling to her as he felt that she must be calling to him from the depths of that dark pit to which the monster had carried her.
Very long ago, as old people have told me, there lived a terrible monster, who came out of the North, and laid waste whole tracts of country, devouring both men and beasts; and this monster was so destructive that it was feared that unless help came no living creature would be left on the face of the earth.
Fifteen days later, two thousand miles farther off, the Helvetia, of the Compagnie-Nationale, and the Shannon, of the Royal Mail Steamship Company, sailing to windward in that portion of the Atlantic lying between the United States and Europe, respectively signalled the monster to each other in 42@ 15' N.