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MONSTER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does monster mean? 

MONSTER (noun)
  The noun MONSTER has 5 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: MONSTER used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


MONSTER (noun)


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Meaning:

An imaginary creature usually having various human and animal parts

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("monster" is a kind of...):

imaginary being; imaginary creature (a creature of the imagination; a person that exists only in legends or myths or fiction)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "monster"):

bogeyman; booger; boogeyman; bugaboo; bugbear (an imaginary monster used to frighten children)

mythical creature; mythical monster (a monster renowned in folklore and myth)


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Meaning:

Someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

colossus; behemoth; goliath; monster; giant

Hypernyms ("monster" is a kind of...):

anomaly; unusual person (a person who is unusual)


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Meaning:

A person or animal that is markedly unusual or deformed

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

freak; lusus naturae; monstrosity; monster

Hypernyms ("monster" is a kind of...):

mutant; mutation; sport; variation ((biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "monster"):

leviathan (the largest or most massive thing of its kind)


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Meaning:

A cruel wicked and inhuman person

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

fiend; ogre; demon; monster; devil

Hypernyms ("monster" is a kind of...):

disagreeable person; unpleasant person (a person who is not pleasant or agreeable)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "monster"):

demoniac (someone who acts as if possessed by a demon)


Sense 5monster [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(medicine) a grossly malformed and usually nonviable fetus

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

teras; monster

Hypernyms ("monster" is a kind of...):

fetus; foetus (an unborn or unhatched vertebrate in the later stages of development showing the main recognizable features of the mature animal)

Meronyms (parts of "monster"):

acardia (congenital absence of the heart (as in the development of some monsters))

acephalia; acephalism; acephaly (absence of the head (as in the development of some monsters))

Domain category:

medical specialty; medicine (the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques)


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