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noun mon·ster \ˈmän(t)-stər\

: a strange or horrible imaginary creature

: something that is extremely or unusually large

: a powerful person or thing that cannot be controlled and that causes many problems

Full Definition of MONSTER

1
a :  an animal or plant of abnormal form or structure
b :  one who deviates from normal or acceptable behavior or character
2
:  a threatening force
3
a :  an animal of strange or terrifying shape
b :  one unusually large for its kind
4
:  something monstrous; especially :  a person of unnatural or extreme ugliness, deformity, wickedness, or cruelty
5
:  one that is highly successful

Examples of MONSTER

  1. That car is a monster.
  2. Inflation has become an economic monster.

Origin of MONSTER

Middle English monstre, from Anglo-French, from Latin monstrum omen, monster, from monēre to warn — more at mind
First Known Use: 14th century

2monster

adjective

: very popular and successful

Full Definition of MONSTER

:  enormous or impressive especially in size, extent, or numbers

Examples of MONSTER

  1. The movie turned out to be a monster hit.

First Known Use of MONSTER

1837

monster

noun mon·ster \ˈmän(t)-stər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MONSTER

:  an animal or plant of abnormal form or structure; especially :  a fetus or offspring with a major developmental abnormality

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