What does the word ogre mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A demon fabled to devour human beings.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Ogreish.

Usage examples for ogre

  1. Shortly after my encounter with this irate thrush I nearly stepped upon one of her sisters, brooding upon a ground nest; and it illustrates what has been said about variety of temperament that the second bird received me in a very quiet, self- contained manner; giving me to understand, to be sure, that my visit was ill- timed and unwelcome, but not acting at all as if I were some ogre, the very sight of which must perforce drive a body crazy. – A Rambler's lease by Bradford Torrey
  2. Afterward he told them that his name was Eut- le- ten, who had killed E- ish- so- oolth, and how he had crushed the ogre within the log. – Indian Legends of Vancouver Island by Alfred Carmichael
  3. Only, at intervals, a feeling that mysterious and repulsive wealth was hiding itself like an ogre in the eternal twilight of fastnesses beyond the stuccoed walls and the grimy curtains.... – The Roll-Call by Arnold Bennett