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Definitions of ogre

  1. a cruel wicked and inhuman person Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. (folklore) a giant who likes to eat human beings Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. An imaginary monster, or hideous giant of fairy tales, who lived on human beings; hence, any frightful giant; a cruel monster. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. An imagin ryman-eating monster or giant; hence, a cruel or hideous person. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Ogress. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. Ogreish. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. A man-eating monster or giant of fairy tales:-fem. OGRESS. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. A fabulous monster or gaint. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. A demon fabled to devour human beings. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. A hideous hungry monster of fairyland, fabled to feed on little children; one like an ogre. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. One of the imaginary monsters of nursery stories. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. [=o]'g[.e]r, n. a man-eating monster or giant of fairy tales:--fem. O'GRESS.--adj. O'GREISH. [Fr. ogre--Sp. ogro--L. orcus, the lower world.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  13. Man-eating giant. Hence or cogn. ogreish, ogrish, aa., ogress n. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  14. A man-devouring monster, a bugbear. Ogir was the Norse god of the sea. Grimm regards the word as akin to the Goth. og, fear, horror. The name came to denote any object of overpowering terror. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  15. n. [French] An imaginary monster who fed on human beings. Cabinet Dictionary

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