- an animal or plant of abnormal form or structure, as from marked malformation or the absence of certain parts or organs.
- a grossly anomalous fetus or infant, especially one that is not viable.
Origin of monster
OTHER WORDS FROM monstermon·ster·like, adjective
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How to use monster in a sentence
So you’re creating this monster centralized, centrally linked biometric data architecture.Eight case studies on regulating biometric technology show us a path forward|Karen Hao|September 4, 2020|MIT Technology Review
It was undoubtedly flashy, but from a usability standpoint, it felt like a Frankenstein’s monster of gadgets.Small upgrades could make for big improvements in Samsung’s latest folding smartphone|Stan Horaczek|September 2, 2020|Popular-Science
The operator of Alipay, the ubiquitous digital wallet and financial “super app,” won a monster $150 billion valuation after a funding round in 2018.A Chinese fintech could be bigger than Goldman Sachs and Wells Fargo put together|John Detrixhe|July 20, 2020|Quartz
Another mathematical misfit, a prize possession for any cabinet, is simply known as the monster.The Two Forms of Mathematical Beauty|Robbert Dijkgraaf|June 16, 2020|Quanta Magazine
There is a danger, I think, in assuming that anyone who does not intervene in an emergency is a monster or inherently a bad person.5 Psychology Terms You’re Probably Misusing (Ep. 334 Rebroadcast)|Stephen J. Dubner|January 9, 2020|Freakonomics
There was something cathartic about deleting this 2,500-word monster of a farewell, and resolving to live.Dear Leelah, We Will Fight On For You: A Letter to a Dead Trans Teen|Parker Molloy|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Because Duck Dynasty receives monster TV ratings and Robertson paid by a company (A&E) while making these public statements.Butts, Brawls, and Bill Cosby: The Biggest Celebrity Scandals of 2014 |Kevin Fallon|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Bratton was not ready to say that Brinsley was acting as part of a group or as anything but a lone monster.Two Cops ‘Assassinated’ in Brooklyn|Michael Daly|December 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In its presence--jolting, sudden, horrific—the monster is the monster of grief.
The two parties—mother and son, and monster—live in the same house, and are safe and healthy.
At last two are successful, and the monster, hardly able to breathe, stands quiet and still.
Once again, the strong, black fist was clinched in the approaching monster's face.A Lost Hero|Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward and Herbert D. Ward
If the hunter venture to come close to such a monster, and his dagger fail to pierce the vital spot, there is no help for him.
The men waited till the great body of the monster became still and quiet.
None would have believed that the cowardly monster Fear was for ever feasting upon his heart.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
British Dictionary definitions for monster
- a very large person, animal, or thing
- (as modifier)a monster cake
Word Origin for monster
Other Idioms and Phrases with monster
see green-eyed monster.