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Meaning of MONSTER

Pronunciation:  'mânstur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (medicine) a grossly malformed and usually nonviable fetus
  2. [n]  an imaginary creature usually having various human and animal parts
  3. [n]  a person or animal that is markedly unusual or deformed
  4. [n]  someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful
  5. [n]  a cruel wicked and inhuman person

MONSTER is a 7 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: behemoth, colossus, demon, devil, fiend, freak, giant, goliath, lusus naturae, monstrosity, ogre, teras
 See Also: acardia, acephalia, acephalism, acephaly, anomaly, bogeyman, booger, boogeyman, bugaboo, bugbear, demoniac, disagreeable person, fetus, foetus, imaginary being, imaginary creature, leviathan, mutant, mutation, mythical creature, mythical monster, sport, unpleasant person, unusual person, variation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mon"ster\, n. [OE. monstre, F. monstre, fr. L.
    monstrum, orig., a divine omen, indicating misfortune; akin
    of monstrare to show, point out, indicate, and monere to
    warn. See {Monition}, and cf. {Demonstrate}, {Muster}.]
    1. Something of unnatural size, shape, or quality; a prodigy;
       an enormity; a marvel.
             A monster or marvel.                  --Chaucer.
    2. Specifically, an animal or plant departing greatly from
       the usual type, as by having too many limbs.
    3. Any thing or person of unnatural or excessive ugliness,
       deformity, wickedness, or cruelty.
  2. \Mon"ster\, a.
    Monstrous in size. --Pope.
  3. \Mon"ster\, v. t.
    To make monstrous. [Obs.] --Shak.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are followed by a monster means that grief and misfortune are in your immediate future. Monsters represent parts of yourself that you find brutish and ugly. You may possess some fears or some repressed emotions. Dreaming that you kill a monster means that you will successfully deal with your rivals and advance to a higher and better position.
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