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Definitions of apprehension

  1. fearful expectation or anticipation; "the student looked around the examination room with apprehension" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal); "the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the cognitive condition of someone who understands; "he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. painful expectation Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. The act of seizing or taking by legal process; arrest; as, the felon, after his apprehension, escaped. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The act of grasping with the intellect; the contemplation of things, without affirming, denying, or passing any judgment; intellection; perception. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Opinion; conception; sentiment; idea. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The faculty by which ideas are conceived; understanding; as, a man of dull apprehension. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Anticipation, mostly of things unfavorable; distrust or fear at the prospect of future evil. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Act of apprehending or seizing: arrest: conception: fear. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. Anxious foreboding. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. Idea; opinion; perception. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Legal arrest. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. The act of apprehending or seizing; the act of arresting; the faculty of conception; opinion; fear or dread of future evil. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. The act of taking or seizing; the being able to understand; suspicion; fear. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for apprehension

  1. Indeed there appeared to be good cause for his apprehension for the Sea Eagle was falling like a stone flung into space. – The Boy Aviators' Flight for a Fortune by Wilbur Lawton
  2. And worse than all, to her apprehension neither her husband nor her guest had noticed her silence. – Cruel As The Grave by Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
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