monster [-'s] n
OFr mostre 'disfigured person, misshapen being'.
- Person, being, or inanimate object extremely wicked, cruel, or inhumane by nature to other things or people, sometimes to the point of utter destruction; person of savage and relentless appearance.
- Evil force or power causing trepidation or fear.
- [Fig.] huge burden; mountain one must overcome to progress.