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(in folklore) a giant, usually given to eating human flesh
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



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.

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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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Much of Part 1 deals with Nicholas and Kate's parallel adventures in these places, populated by Dickensian grotesques like the ogreish Wackford Squeers and the bizarre Mantalinis.
When it was first staged at the National Theatre 20 years ago, Howard Brenton and David Hare's satire about an ogreish right-wing foreign entrepeneur riding roughshod over the British press was all too topical.