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fear


  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fere  \Fere\,  n.  [OE.  fere  companion,  AS  gef[=e]ra,  from 
  f[=e]ran  to  go  travel,  faran  to  travel.  [root]78.  See 
  {Fare}.] 
  A  mate  or  companion;  --  often  used  of  a  wife.  [Obs.]  [Written 
  also  {fear}  and  {feere}.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  And  Cambel  took  Cambrina  to  his  fere.  --Spenser. 
 
  {In  fere},  together;  in  company.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fear  \Fear\,  n. 
  A  variant  of  {Fere},  a  mate,  a  companion.  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fear  \Fear\,  n.  [OE.  fer,  feer,  fere,  AS  f?r  a  coming  suddenly 
  upon  fear,  danger;  akin  to  D.  vaar,  OHG.  f[=a]ra  danger,  G. 
  gefahr  Icel.  f[=a]r  harm,  mischief,  plague,  and  to  E.  fare, 
  peril.  See  {Fare}.] 
  1.  A  painful  emotion  or  passion  excited  by  the  expectation  of 
  evil,  or  the  apprehension  of  impending  danger; 
  apprehension;  anxiety;  solicitude;  alarm;  dread. 
 
  Note:  The  degrees  of  this  passion,  beginning  with  the  most 
  moderate,  may  be  thus  expressed,  --  apprehension,  fear, 
  dread,  fright,  terror. 
 
  Fear  is  an  uneasiness  of  the  mind,  upon  the 
  thought  of  future  evil  likely  to  befall  us 
  --Locke. 
 
  Where  no  hope  is  left  is  left  no  fear.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  (Script.) 
  a  Apprehension  of  incurring,  or  solicitude  to  avoid, 
  God's  wrath;  the  trembling  and  awful  reverence  felt 
  toward  the  Supreme  Belng. 
  b  Respectful  reverence  for  men  of  authority  or  worth. 
 
  I  will  put  my  fear  in  their  hearts.  --Jer. 
  xxxii  40. 
 
  I  will  teach  you  the  fear  of  the  Lord.  --Ps. 
  xxxiv  11. 
 
  render  therefore  to  all  their  dues;  tribute  to 
  whom  tribute  is  due  .  .  .  fear  to  whom  fear. 
  --Rom.  xiii. 
  7. 
 
  3.  That  which  causes,  or  which  is  the  object  of  apprehension 
  or  alarm;  source  or  occasion  of  terror;  danger; 
  dreadfulness. 
 
  There  were  they  in  great  fear,  where  no  fear  was 
  --Ps.  liii  5. 
 
  The  fear  of  your  adventure  would  counsel  you  to  a 
  more  equal  enterprise.  --Shak. 
 
  {For  fear},  in  apprehension  lest.  ``For  fear  you  ne'er  see 
  chain  nor  money  more.''  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fear  \Fear\,  v.  i. 
  To  be  in  apprehension  of  evil;  to  be  afraid;  to  feel  anxiety 
  on  account  of  some  expected  evil. 
 
  I  exceedingly  fear  and  quake.  --Heb.  xii. 
  21. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fear  \Fear\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Feared};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Fearing}.]  [OE.  feren,  faeren,  to  frighten,  to  be  afraid, 
  AS  f?ran  to  terrify.  See  {Fear},  n.] 
  1.  To  feel  a  painful  apprehension  of  to  be  afraid  of  to 
  consider  or  expect  with  emotion  of  alarm  or  solicitude. 
 
  I  will  fear  no  evil,  for  thou  art  with  me  --Ps. 
  xxiii.  4. 
 
  Note:  With  subordinate  clause. 
 
  I  greatly  fear  my  money  is  not  safe.  --Shak. 
 
  I  almost  fear  to  quit  your  hand.  --D.  Jerrold 
 
  2.  To  have  a  reverential  awe  of  to  solicitous  to  avoid  the 
  displeasure  of 
 
  Leave  them  to  God  above;  him  serve  and  fear. 
  --Milton. 
 
  3.  To  be  anxious  or  solicitous  for  [R.] 
 
  The  sins  of  the  father  are  to  be  laid  upon  the 
  children,  therefore  .  .  .  I  fear  you  --Shak. 
 
  4.  To  suspect;  to  doubt.  [Obs.] 
 
  Ay  what  else,  fear  you  not  her  courage?  --Shak. 
 
  5.  To  affright;  to  terrify;  to  drive  away  or  prevent  approach 
  of  by  fear.  [Obs.] 
 
  fear  their  people  from  doing  evil.  --Robynsin 
  (More's 
  utopia). 
 
  Tush,  tush!  fear  boys  with  bugs.  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  To  apprehend;  dread;  reverence;  venerate. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fear 
  n  1:  an  emotion  experienced  in  anticipation  of  some  specific  pain 
  or  danger  (usually  accompanied  by  a  desire  to  flee  or 
  fight)  [syn:  {fearfulness},  {fright}]  [ant:  {fearlessness}] 
  2:  an  anxious  feeling;  "care  had  aged  him";  "they  hushed  it  up 
  out  of  fear  of  public  reaction"  [syn:  {concern},  {care}] 
  v  1:  be  afraid  or  feel  anxious  or  apprehensive  about  a  possible 
  or  probable  situation  or  event;  "I  fear  she  might  get 
  aggressive" 
  2:  be  afraid  or  scared  of  be  frightened  of  "I  fear  the 
  winters  in  Moscow";  "We  should  not  fear  the  Communists!" 
  [syn:  {dread}] 
  3:  be  sorry;  used  to  introduce  an  unpleasant  statement:  "I  fear 
  I  won't  make  it  to  your  wedding  party" 
  4:  be  uneasy  or  apprehensive  about  "I  fear  the  results  of  the 
  final  exams" 
  5:  be  in  awe  of  "Fear  God  as  your  father"  [syn:  {reverence},  {revere}, 
  {venerate}] 




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