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English

Etymology

From Middle English from Middle French monstre, itself from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] monstrō (show, point out).

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Noun

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monster

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  1. A terrifying and dangerous, wild or fictional creature.
  2. A bizarre or whimsical creature.
    The children decided Grover was a cuddly monster.
  3. An extremely cruel or antisocial person, especially a criminal.
    Get away from those children, you meatheaded monster!
  4. A horribly deformed person
  5. (figuratively) A badly behaved child, terrible brat.
    Sit still, you little monster!
  6. (obsolete) prodigy
  7. (bodybuilding): A bodybuilder of exceptionally large weight and proportions, typically weighing more than 135 kilos (300 lbs).

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Adjective

monster (no comparative or superlative')

  1. Very large; worthy of a monster.
    He has a monster appetite.

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Dutch

Etymology 1

cognate with English monster

Noun

monster n. (plural monsters, diminutive monstertje)

  1. A terrifying and dangerous creature.
  2. An extremely anti-social person, especially a criminal.
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Etymology 2

cognate with English muster

Noun

monster n. (plural monsters, diminutive monstertje)

  1. Small, representative quantity of a substance or material, as used for analysis or selection; sample
    De inspectie nam een monster van het water. - The inspection took a sample of the water.
    We hebben monsters van alle soorten behang. - We have samples of all types of wallpaper.
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