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terror


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Terror  \Ter"ror\,  n.  [L.  terror,  akin  to  terrere  to  frighten, 
  for  tersere;  akin  to  Gr  ?  to  flee  away  dread,  Skr.  tras  to 
  tremble,  to  be  afraid,  Russ.  triasti  to  shake:  cf  F. 
  terreur  Cf  {Deter}.] 
  1.  Extreme  fear;  fear  that  agitates  body  and  mind;  violent 
  dread;  fright. 
 
  Terror  seized  the  rebel  host.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  That  which  excites  dread;  a  cause  of  extreme  fear. 
 
  Those  enormous  terrors  of  the  Nile.  --Prior. 
 
  Rulers  are  not  a  terror  to  good  works  --Rom.  xiii. 
  3. 
 
  There  is  no  terror,  Cassius,  in  your  threats. 
  --Shak. 
 
  Note:  Terror  is  used  in  the  formation  of  compounds  which  are 
  generally  self-explaining:  as  terror-fraught, 
  terror-giving,  terror-smitten,  terror-stricken, 
  terror-struck,  and  the  like 
 
  {King  of  terrors},  death.  --Job  xviii.  14. 
 
  {Reign  of  Terror}.  (F.  Hist.)  See  in  Dictionary  of  Noted 
  Names  in  Fiction. 
 
  Syn:  Alarm;  fright;  consternation;  dread;  dismay.  See 
  {Alarm}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  terror 
  n  1:  an  overwhelming  feeling  of  fear  and  anxiety  [syn:  {panic}] 
  2:  a  person  who  inspires  fear  or  dread;  "he  was  the  terror  of 
  the  neighborhood"  [syn:  {scourge},  {threat}] 
  3:  a  very  troublesome  child  [syn:  {brat},  {little  terror},  {holy 
  terror}] 




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