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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ In fact, it was the ogre who owned the land that the king had just driven through.
▪ It will be seen again that the four ogres - anxiety, fear, guilt and anger - all play their parts.
▪ Perhaps he was not just another male ogre, after all.
▪ Perhaps it was here that ogres and giants used to lure their victims.
▪ The cat had to deal with the ogre.
▪ The giant: An ogre, mean and ugly.
▪ They heard screams, kicks, the sickening thud of a punch, and the ogre roaring Solper's name.
▪ You know, he is seen as an ogre.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Ogre \O"gre\ ([=o]"g[~e]r), n. [F., fr. Sp. ogro, fr. L. Orcus the god of the infernal regions; also, the lower world, hell.] An imaginary monster, or hideous giant of fairy tales, who lived on human beings; hence, any frightful giant; a cruel monster.

His schoolroom must have resembled an ogre's den.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"man-eating giant," 1713, hogre (in a translation of a French version of the Arabian Nights), from French ogre, first used in Perrault's "Contes," 1697, and perhaps formed by him from Italian orco "demon, monster," from Latin Orcus "Hades," perhaps via an Italian dialect. In English, more literary than colloquial. The conjecture that it is from Byzantine Ogur "Hungarian" or some other version of that people's name (perhaps via confusion with the bloodthirsty Huns), lacks historical evidence. Related: Ogrish; ogrishness.


n. 1 (context mythology English) A type of brutish giant from folk tales that eats human flesh. 2 (context figuratively English) A brutish man whose behavior resembles that of the mythical ogre.

  1. n. a cruel wicked and inhuman person [syn: monster, fiend, devil, demon]

  2. (folklore) a giant who likes to eat human beings


Object-Oriented Graphics Rendering Engine (OGRE) is a scene-oriented, real-time, 3D rendering engine, as opposed to a game engine. OGRE is cross-platform and abstracts from the underlying system libraries, like Direct3D and OpenGL.

Ogre (game)

Ogre is a board wargame first released in 1977 as the first Metagaming Concepts Microgame, designed by Steve Jackson. It is an asymmetrical forces game, set in the late 21st century. One player has a single giant robot tank (called an "Ogre") pitted against a second player's headquarters, defended by a mixture of conventional tanks, infantry, and artillery. The concept was strongly influenced by Keith Laumer's novel Bolo (1976), and Colin Kapp's short story "Gottlos" (1969). The Ogre itself is named after the large and strong mythological beast ogre.

Since its initial release in 1977 Ogre has been reprinted many times, most recently in 2014. After Jackson founded his own company, Steve Jackson Games, Ogre, its sequel G.E.V., and further expansions were published in the Pocket Box format. On March 8, 2008, Steve Jackson Games announced the planned production of Ogre 6th Edition. In 2012, a new version of'' Ogre'' successfully completed funding on, for release in November 2012. After multiple delays, the elaborate 29 pound Designer's edition was shipped to all Kickstarter backers in November 2013.

Ogre (disambiguation)

An ogre is a large, hideous monster of mythology, folklore and fiction.

Ogre may also refer to:

Ogre (Tekken)

known in Japan as is a fictional character from the Tekken fighting game series released by Namco Bandai Games. Ogre is introduced in Tekken 3 as the main villain and as the final boss along with his other form True Ogre, and he has returned in Tekken Tag Tournament and Tekken Tag Tournament 2, although the latter two games are non-canonical. Ogre is the Tekken series' first main villain who is not a member of the Mishima family, though his power equalized to that of Mishima, and Kazama Clan. In the storyline of Tekken, Ogre is a war weapon that creatures from outer space left on earth in ancient times. It understands entire structures of all living and artificial beings, and absorbs them. He wanders the earth in search of strong souls. He is also worshipped by ancient Aztecs as the "God of Fighting".

Ogre (Dungeons & Dragons)

In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, ogres are a lesser race of giants. An aquatic subrace of ogres is known as "merrow". D&D ogres are also closely related to the race of ogre magi, a more intelligent race with blue skin and great magical abilities. Typically Ogres stand between nine and ten feet tall and can weigh up to 650 lbs. Ogres are closely related to trolls, and are distantly related to the various races of giants.

Ogre (Marvel Comics)

Ogre is a fictional character of the Marvel Comics Universe.

Ogre (DC Comics)

Ogre is a fictional supervillain that appears in comic books published by DC Comics. The Ogre is primarily an enemy of Batman.

Ogre (band)

Ogre is an American heavy metal band from Portland, Maine.

Ogre (river)

The Ogre is a river in Latvia that is 188 kilometers long. It is a tributary of Daugava River. In 13th century river was called Wogen or Woga.

Ogre (2008 film)

Ogre is a 2008 American-Canadian television horror film directed by Steven R. Monroe. In the story, a town is struck by a terrible plague. The only means of preventing the plague seems to be to sacrifice one person every year to a vicious beast known as the Ogre.

Ogre (comics)

Ogre, in comics, may refer to:

  • Marvel Comics characters:
    • Ogre (Marvel Comics), a Marvel Comics character, first appearing in X-Men in 1967
    • Fixer (Paul Norbert Ebersol), a Marvel character who disguised himself as Ogre to infiltrate the Thunderbolts
    • Ogress (comics), a Marvel supervillain and enemy of the Hulk
    • Ogre, a member of the Wicked Brigade
  • DC Comics character and groups:
    • Ogre (DC Comics), a DC Comics genetically-engineered character, first appearing in Batman in 1996
    • O.G.R.E. (comics), acronym used by two fictional villain organizations in DC Comics' Aquaman
  • Ogre (Rave Master), an antagonist in the Japanese manga/anime series
Ogre (video game)

Ogre is a 1986 computer game based on the Ogre miniatures wargame.

Usage examples of "ogre".

Gromph saw that the dead ogres and their battering ram, which he had seen while scrying the House, no longer lay before the adamantine doors.

Never mind the tales Baldric had made up of faeries and ogres and beasties.

When harpies dive-bombed her in the orchard, the ogre raised his hamfists and bashed them out of the air.

Drew had given her time to talk with the ogre without encountering the man at the same time, thus avoiding another bashing sequence.

Together, with the combined forces of the ogre and beholder communities- and with their numerous slavesthey would destroy the neogi and mind flayers.

One beholder had lost an eyestalk to an umber hulk, and then, in anger, had ordered the ogre allies to dismember the hulk instandy.

The stings he had received merely invigorated him, and in fact reminded him of when he had lost his beloved to the army of Brugg the Ogre.

Meantime Alec got better and better, went out with Mr Cupples in the gig, ate like an ogre, drank like a hippopotamus, and was rapidly recovering his former strength.

Rhoslyn had brought a girl servant with her to a meeting where Vidal Dhu had promised physical rewards that must be carried away, an ogre had tried to seize the girl.

Tamoko bowed deeply, never looking at the doppelganger or the dead ogre.

The ogre picked Dor up gently in one huge hand--fortunately not by the scruff of the neck--and carried him north along the path.

Greek and Lithuanian household mythology the dragon or drake has become an ogre, a gigantic man with few of the dracontine attributes remaining.

The ogre had wanted to do her a return favor, but she had not felt free to converse with him in dreamlet fashion and had been unable to convey her interest in the rainbow to him otherwise.

Everyone talked except myself, and as I had had no dinner I ate like an ogre, only replying by monosyllables when politeness obliged me to say something.

Ogres hardly cared about the nuances of the lifestyles of nymphal creatures.