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Definition of "monster" []

  • An imaginary or legendary creature, such as a centaur or Harpy, that combines parts from various animal or human forms. (noun)
  • A creature having a strange or frightening appearance. (noun)
  • An animal, a plant, or other organism having structural defects or deformities. (noun)
  • Pathology A fetus or an infant that is grotesquely abnormal and usually not viable. (noun)
  • A very large animal, plant, or object. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "monster" in a sentence
  • "[88] [1] The clause 2520 (2) -2522 (1), rendered by 'Wist I ... monster,' Gr., followed by S., translates substantially as follows: _If I knew how else I might combat the boastful defiance of the monster_."
  • "There is something a little abrupt in the latter part, which I doubt if I like: the Loves and Graces should not be made parties to the making of such a monster; and as _monster_ is now-a-days all adopted adjective, follow the fashion of speech, and call it "One extensive Monster-Nose.""
  • "After the events of Prodigal Son, New Orleans detective Cameron O 'Connor and her partner, Michael Maddison, are recuperating after stopping a serial killer, discovering the Frankenstein monster is real, and Dr. Frankenstein is secretly plotting to unleash an army of genetically modified humans on the world."