ogre Definition

a man-eating giant in folklore, typically depicted as a large, hideous, and monstrous humanoid with lumpy skin, deformed features, and horns or tusks.

Using ogre: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "ogre" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

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    The ogre in the story was defeated by the brave knight.

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    The children were scared of the ogre in the movie.

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    The old castle was said to be inhabited by an ogre.

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    The ogre's roar echoed through the forest.

ogre Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with ogre

  • to satisfy someone's insatiable appetite or demands


    The company had to keep feeding the ogre of its investors, always seeking more profits.

  • ogre-faced

    having a harsh, unattractive, or intimidating facial expression


    The teacher's ogre-faced glare silenced the noisy students.

  • resembling or characteristic of an ogre, especially in being large, ugly, or frightening


    The abandoned house had an ogreish appearance, with its broken windows and overgrown garden.

Origins of ogre

from French 'ogresse', from 'ogre' of Italian origin


Summary: ogre in Brief

An 'ogre' [ˈoʊɡər] is a man-eating giant in folklore, often depicted as a hideous humanoid with deformed features and horns or tusks. It is a common character in fairy tales and fantasy stories, such as 'The ogre in the story was defeated by the brave knight.' 'Ogre' extends into phrases like 'feed the ogre,' denoting insatiable appetite, and 'ogre-faced,' implying a harsh or intimidating expression.

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