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(in folklore) a giant, usually given to eating human flesh



a city; center of Ogre Raion, Latvian SSR. Situated on the Daugava (Zapadnaia Dvina) River at the point where the Ogre River empties into it. Railroad station on the Riga-Moscow line, 37 km southeast of Riga. Population, 20,700 (1973). Ogre has a knitwear combine, a plastics plant, and a cardboard factory.


Saks, G. Gorod Ogre i ego okrestnosti. Riga, 1957.



a river in the Latvian SSR, a right tributary of the Daugava (Zapadnaia Dvina) River. It is 176 km long and drains an area of 1,700 sq km. It originates in the Vidzeme Upland and flows through the Central Latvian Lowland. The river is fed by mixed sources. The mean flow rate 20 km from the river’s mouth is 17.7 cu m per sec. The Ogre freezes over in December and thaws at the end of March or early April.

What does it mean when you dream about an ogre?

An ogre in a dream may symbolize authority issues related to discipline in one’s business or personal life. Alternatively, this symbol may represent being an “ogre” to oneself through constant self-criticism. (See also Monster).

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As soon as I read the first chapter I was raring to go - drawing pictures of Ogres hoarding iPhones and tablets - what more do you want?
He therefore, in the tradition of translatio so popular in the Middle Ages (translatio, although historically containing a political component as seen in Chretien de Troyes's writings, is analogous to the contemporary concept of intertextuality), constructs The Ogre upon older myths like The Story of the Grail that serve as complex webs of allusions propelling both his narrative and characters' discoveries forward.
Puss in Boots - now a fat cat - and Donkey Winning her ogre.
WHO would have thought that an animated movie about a grumpy green ogre and his adventures through a dysfunctional fairyland would be popular enough to spawn three wildly successful sequels?
So, a plot spin facilitates a situation where the lovable green ogre, battling midlife crisis, has to undo all that he has done over the past three films if he must unite with his loved one.
The ogre's progress; images of the ogre in modern and contemporary French fiction.
Sarah and Freddie get ready to tackle Spiderwick's ogres.
Shrek's Ogres and Dronkeys (inset left), The Bee Movie Game (above) and Mass Effect (right) all received rave reviews.
Addie's adventures are numerous: she kills an ogre, causes the death of many gryphons and even stabs the ancient dragon who captures her and keeps her prisoner--the dragon who reveals the nature of the cure that will save Meryl.
While the Knight goes off to kill an ogre who eats children, Nicolas meets the lovely Maiden of the Chapel (Laurene Cheilan of the wavy blonde hair and alabaster hand), who is the ogre's captive.
In the movie "Shrek," the ogre explains the complications of his circumstances by saying that "ogres have layers.
Chapter 7, "Significant Others: Ogres, Fools, and Forests," examines the central role of outsiders like ogres and fools, made emblematic by Basile's tale 1.