- 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.
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Origin of monster
OTHER WORDS FROM monstermon·ster·like, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for monster
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
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.
I always loved monster movies because I identified with the monster and connected with it.Tim Burton Talks ‘Big Eyes,’ His Taste For the Macabre, and the ‘Beetlejuice’ Sequel|Marlow Stern|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I testified merely eight feet from this monster at a preliminary hearing.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything|Liz Seccuro|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A new purchase at some monster sale for which a gull has been mulcted.Ulysses|James Joyce
The tinker then pours a goatskin full of his infusion over the monster's head, who falls into a deep sleep.The Folk-Tales of the Magyars|Various
The forest must have been filled with the loud yells of the monster as he fought desperately against his enemy.Lost in the Jungle|Paul Du Chaillu
The scope focused first on a bulging, monster, antiquated freighter of a design that had not been built for a hundred years.The Pirates of Ersatz|Murray Leinster
Here much ingenuity was shown in the management of the pseudo-supernatural business connected with the Monster.A Book of Burlesque|Willam Davenport Adams
British Dictionary definitions for monster
- a very large person, animal, or thing
- (as modifier)a monster cake
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Idioms and Phrases with monster
see green-eyed monster.