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Noun: monster  món-stu(r)
  1. An imaginary creature usually having various human and animal parts
     
  2. Someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful
    - giant, goliath, behemoth, colossus
     
  3. A person or animal that is markedly unusual or deformed
    - freak, monstrosity, lusus naturae
     
  4. A cruel wicked and inhuman person
    - fiend, devil, demon, ogre
     
  5. (medicine) a grossly malformed and usually nonviable foetus
    - teras
Verb: monster  món-stu(r)
Usage: Brit, informal
  1. Subject to strong criticism; give a hard time; heavily defeat
    "they were monstered in the local elections"; "The mainstream media has monstered me for the past five years"

Derived forms: monstered, monstering, monsters

Type of: anomaly, disagreeable person, fetus, foetus [Brit, Cdn], imaginary being, imaginary creature, mutant, mutation, sport, unpleasant person, unusual person, variation

Encyclopedia: Monster, South Holland