A monster is any fictional creature, usually found in legends or horror fiction, that is often hideous and may produce fear or physical harm by either its appearance or its actions. The word "monster" derives from Latin monstrum, an aberrant occurrence, usually biological, that was taken as a sign that something was wrong within the natural order.

The word connotes something wrong or evil; a monster is generally morally objectionable, physically or psychologically hideous, and/or a freak of nature. It can also be applied figuratively to a person with similar characteristics like a greedy person or a person who does horrible things.

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Monster Garage - Host
... Jesse says he likes monsters that go fast and do something ... His favorite monster vehicles to date are the Ford Ambulance Wheel-stander and the Chevrolet Blazer Pikes Peak hill climber ... One of Jesse's ambitions throughout the run of the show was to build a monster that will top 200 mph, which he was unsuccessful at achieving ...
Monster, South Holland - Image Gallery
... Monster Windmill "The four winds" Church of Monster Monster in 1865. ...
... event of the book and the pivotal event of the epic." Rama and Lakshmana begin to battle the monster, but though they shoot it with many arrows, the arrows pass straight through him and leave him unharmed (Aranyakada ... The monster reveals that he has a boon from Brahma which makes him invincible to weapons ... When the monsters arms are broken, he begins to praise the brothers for liberating him he had, in a previous life, been a celestial being named Tumburu, and had been ...
Monster Garage - Rules
... the show, the rules are as follows When complete, the monster must appear to be stock ... The team has seven days to complete the monster ... day is for designing the next five are for building and the seventh day is for the test of the monster ...
Glico Morinaga Case - The Final Message and Aftermath
... Five days after the death of Yamamoto, on August 12, the "Monster with 21 Faces" sent its last message to the media Yamamoto of Shiga Prefecture Police died ... Monster with 21 Faces ... Following this message, the Monster with 21 Faces disappeared ...

Famous quotes containing the word monster:

    I’ve created a hundred times the monster that my father made.
    —W. Scott Darling. Erle C. Kenton. Dr. Frankenstein (Sir Cedric Hardwicke)

    This monster of a land, this mightiest of nations, this spawn of the future, turns out to be the macrocosm of microcosm me.
    John Steinbeck (1902–1968)

    Time hath, my lord, a wallet at his back,
    Wherein he puts alms for oblivion,
    A great-sized monster of ingratitudes:
    Those scraps are good deeds past, which are devoured
    As fast as they are made, forgot as soon
    As done.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)