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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dread  \Dread\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dreaded};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Dreading}.]  [AS.  dr?dan,  in  comp.;  akin  to  OS  dr[=a]dan, 
  OHG.  tr[=a]tan,  both  only  in  comp.] 
  To  fear  in  a  great  degree;  to  regard,  or  look  forward  to 
  with  terrific  apprehension. 
 
  When  at  length  the  moment  dreaded  through  so  many  years 
  came  close  the  dark  cloud  passed  away  from  Johnson's 
  mind.  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dread  \Dread\,  v.  i. 
  To  be  in  dread,  or  great  fear. 
 
  Dread  not  neither  be  afraid  of  them  --Deut.  i.  29. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dread  \Dread\,  n. 
  1.  Great  fear  in  view  of  impending  evil;  fearful  apprehension 
  of  danger;  anticipatory  terror. 
 
  The  secret  dread  of  divine  displeasure.  --Tillotson. 
 
  The  dread  of  something  after  death.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Reverential  or  respectful  fear;  awe. 
 
  The  fear  of  you  and  the  dread  of  you  shall  be  upon 
  every  beast  of  the  earth.  --Gen.  ix  2. 
 
  His  scepter  shows  the  force  of  temporal  power,  The 
  attribute  to  awe  and  majesty,  Wherein  doth  sit  the 
  dread  and  fear  of  kings.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  An  object  of  terrified  apprehension. 
 
  4.  A  person  highly  revered.  [Obs.]  ``Una,  his  dear  dread.'' 
  --Spenser. 
 
  5.  Fury;  dreadfulness.  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 
 
  6.  Doubt;  as  out  of  dread.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  Syn:  Awe;  fear;  affright;  terror;  horror;  dismay; 
  apprehension.  See  {Reverence}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dread  \Dread\,  a. 
  1.  Exciting  great  fear  or  apprehension;  causing  terror; 
  frightful;  dreadful. 
 
  A  dread  eternity!  how  surely  mine.  --Young. 
 
  2.  Inspiring  with  reverential  fear;  awful'  venerable;  as 
  dread  sovereign;  dread  majesty;  dread  tribunal. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dread 
  adj  :  causing  fear  or  dread  or  terror;  "the  awful  war";  "an  awful 
  risk";  "dire  news";  "a  career  or  vengeance  so  direful 
  that  London  was  shocked";  "the  dread  presence  of  the 
  headmaster";  "polio  is  no  longer  the  dreaded  disease  it 
  once  was";  "a  dreadful  storm";  "a  fearful  howling"; 
  "horrendous  explosions  shook  the  city";  "a  terrible 
  curse"  [syn:  {awful},  {dire},  {direful},  {dread(a)},  {dreaded}, 
  {dreadful},  {fearful},  {fearsome},  {frightening},  {horrendous}, 
  {horrific},  {terrible}] 
  n  :  fearful  expectation  or  anticipation:  "the  student  looked 
  around  the  examination  room  with  apprehension"  [syn:  {apprehension}, 
  {apprehensiveness}] 
  v  :  be  afraid  or  scared  of  be  frightened  of  "I  fear  the 
  winters  in  Moscow";  "We  should  not  fear  the  Communists!" 
  [syn:  {fear}] 




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