: an animal or plant of abnormal form or structure
: one who deviates from normal or acceptable behavior or character
: a threatening force
- the same monster — Destiny … that rolls every civilization to doom
- —W. L. Sullivan
: an animal of strange or terrifying shape
- visualize this scaleless monster, eight or nine feet long, sprawling in the shade by the side of the mud pools
- —W. E. Swinton
: one unusually large for its kind
: something monstrous;
: a person of unnatural or extreme ugliness, deformity, wickedness, or cruelty
- His father was a monster who beat his children for no reason.
: one that is highly successful
- That movie was a monster at the box office.