To see details on the word
please enable javascript.

Go to New Version of This Page
This old version has not been updated since 2016,
but we're leaving it in case you prefer it.
Show What's New
Please update your links from the new version.

Shrek, the lovable green ogre.
  fairy tales:  a frightening giant — especially one who likes to eat people


an evil, hideous, and frightening person
 Mark word for later review on this computer
ogre ogres ogreish
Web Links:
(try right-click if popups are disabled)
Dictionary -®
Dictionary/Synonyms - Google®
Dictionary List - OneLook®
Wikipedia Article
  • Shrek, the lovable green ogre.
  • One day, a giant ogre attacked the village.
  • There might be ogres and giants under the stairs, —but, as I tell Hannah, there MIGHT be elves and fairies and enchanted frogs
    Kate Douglas Wiggin  --  Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm
  • "David," Rudy said in a reassuring voice as he held my shoulders, "I know I bark at you quite a bit, and you may think I’m an ogre."
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy

  • Show more
  • There’s an Ogre or two and a Hag that we could introduce you to, up there.
    C.S. Lewis  --  Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia
  • "You don’t know my father," I said, like he was some big ogre, chasing boys across the yard with a shotgun.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Someone Like You
  • Monstrous shapes have been sighted in the woods—rumors of ogres and werewolves are rampant.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • Yes, I know what some of you have read about ogres, but our Bob is a reformed ogre and...
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • ogres with monstrous teeth, and...
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • Ella, it’s not safe here with the ogres.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune

  • Show more again
  • Snatching the spade, the ogre abruptly snapped it in two and seized Max by the collar.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • Why doesn’t she poison the ogre’s food?’
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • I am the Terrible Trivium, demon of petty tasks and worthless jobs, ogre of wasted effort, and monster of habit.
    Norton Juster  --  The Phantom Tollbooth
  • We played princesses and ogres.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • He looked out of place among humans, like an ogre in a storybook.
    Edward Bloor  --  Tangerine
  • The ogres are in the suburbs.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • I noticed that summer that under certain circumstances having to do with the mysterious vicissitudes of his mind and mood, Sophie was able to work upon Nathan such tricks of alchemy that he was almost instantaneously transformed—the ranting ogre become Prince Charming.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • She counted at least twenty, and if that wasn’t intimidating enough, around the giants’ feet milled a horde of smaller monsters—Cyclopes, ogres, six-armed Earthborn, and serpent-legged dracaenae.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • "Has the Corsican ogre broken loose?" cried a third.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • You are an ogre.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • The ogres shuffled forward.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • On the store’s marquis, in huge black letters that even I could read, it said: MONSTER DONUT A cartoon ogre was taking a bite out of the O in MONSTER.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • ANOTHER: I am as ravenous as an ogre!
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • Do you suppose I eat like an ogre or a ghoul, that you dread being the companion of my repast?
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • We think we saw an ogre, honestly, they get all sorts at the Three Broomsticks —
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Aarfy was like an eerie ogre in a dream, incapable of being bruised or evaded, and Yossarian dreaded him for a complex of reasons he was too petrified to untangle.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Poor Bilbo sat in the dark thinking of all the horrible names of all the giants and ogres he had ever heard told of in tales, but not one of them had done all these things.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • One might have thought there was in that cellar one of those famished ogres—the gigantic heroes of popular legends, into whose cavern nobody could force their way with impunity.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • I do not believe in ogres, soothsayers, fortune tellers, or chicken-crut gypsy witchcraft.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • So, with Spartan firmness, the young authoress laid her first-born on her table, and chopped it up as ruthlessly as any ogre.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • " ’In the next land we found were Kyklopes,’ " he continues; among them dwells one Polyphemos (usually referred to as the Kyklops), a giant man-eating ogre with only one eye.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • I felt like an ogre had just beaten me all over with a club.
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment
  • I climbed back alone up the beanstalk to the ogre’s country where I live, now, alone.
    Tennessee Williams  --  A Streetcar Named Desire
  • He bit off the Dog Boy’s nose, as a matter of fact, and now he lives in the forest, a sort of ogre?
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • In one window there would be live geese, in another marvels in sugar—pink and white canes big enough for ogres, and cakes with cherubs upon them; in a third there would be rows of fat yellow turkeys, decorated with rosettes, and rabbits and squirrels hanging; in a fourth would be a fairyland of toys—lovely dolls with pink dresses, and woolly sheep and drums and soldier hats.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • =========================== He was warrior and mystic, ogre and saint, the fox and the innocent, chivalrous, ruthless, less than a god, more than a man.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • To hear her speak of you, her protectress, her mother, would bring tears to the eyes of ogres.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • The foreman became a true ogre, prowling constantly about, keeping her tied down to her miserable task.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • Now as to this castle, with forty-five princesses in it, and three ogres at the head of it, tell me—where is this harem?
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • You might suppose him to be an ogre from what he says, and I believe he has the reputation of one with some people.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • Behind Mother’s back, she makes an ogre face.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • All the ogres and secret helpers of our nursery are there, all the magic of childhood.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • To the rest of the world the name of Henry VIII. brought a shiver, and suggested an ogre whose nostrils breathed destruction and whose hand dealt scourgings and death; but to this boy the name brought only sensations of pleasure; the figure it invoked wore a countenance that was all gentleness and affection.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • Not all of ourwarders were ogres.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Brittain looks wounded; my portrait as an ogre is complete.
    Chris Crutcher  --  Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
  • Red hair of an ogre.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • They are unavoidable at this moment, standing, as you do, on the outer verge of your long seclusion, and peopling the world with ugly shapes, which you will soon find to be as unreal as the giants and ogres of a child’s story-book.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • How I loathed this sleeping ogre!
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • I will go to this man-this ogre, this monster!
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • Though she is just the sort of beautiful creature that is imprisoned with ogres in fairy tales.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
Search for samples from other sources:
(try right-click if popups are disabled)
Interest -- Source
General -- Google News®
General -- Time® Magazine
General -- Twitter®
Associated words [difficulty]:   ogre [2]
     If popups are enabled: Search in OneLook®   If Flash® is also enabled: Search in Visuwords®
Most commonly used in these subjects:   Fine Arts & Music, Classic Literature, Sports
Home . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading