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monster

[ mon-ster ]
/ ˈmɒn stər /
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noun
adjective
huge; enormous; monstrous: a monster tree.
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Origin of monster

1250–1300; Middle English monstre<Latin mōnstrum portent, unnatural event, monster, equivalent to mon(ēre) to warn + -strum noun suffix

OTHER WORDS FROM monster

mon·ster·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for monster

monster
/ (ˈmɒnstə) /

noun
an imaginary beast, such as a centaur, usually made up of various animal or human parts
a person, animal, or plant with a marked structural deformity
a cruel, wicked, or inhuman person
  1. a very large person, animal, or thing
  2. (as modifier)a monster cake
verb (tr)
Australian and NZ informal to criticize (a person or group) severely
Australian and NZ sport to use intimidating tactics against (an opponent)

Word Origin for monster

C13: from Old French monstre, from Latin monstrum portent, from monēre to warn
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Other Idioms and Phrases with monster

monster

see green-eyed monster.

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