|1.||an imaginary beast, such as a centaur, usually made up of various animal or human parts|
|2.||a person, animal, or plant with a marked structural deformity|
|3.||a cruel, wicked, or inhuman person|
|4.||a. a very large person, animal, or thing|
|b. (as modifier): a monster cake|
|5.||informal (Austral), (NZ) to criticize (a person or group) severely|
|6.||(Austral), (NZ) sport to use intimidating tactics against (an opponent)|
|[C13: from Old French monstre, from Latin monstrum portent, from monēre to warn]|
monster mon·ster (mŏn'stər)
An animal, a plant, or other organism having structural defects or deformities.
A fetus or an infant that is grotesquely abnormal and usually not viable.