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Definitions of dread

  1. To fear in a great degree; to regard, or look forward to, with terrific apprehension. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To fear greatly; to look forward to with fear. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. (Pr. Bk.) To fear with reverence: to regard with terror. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To fear greatly. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. To anticipate fearfully. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. To be in dread, or great fear. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To be in great fear. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. To fear in a great degree; to fear with awe. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. To fear greatly; to be in great fear. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. fearful expectation or anticipation; "the student looked around the examination room with apprehension" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. Great fear in view of impending evil; fearful apprehension of danger; anticipatory terror. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Reverential or respectful fear; awe. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. An object of terrified apprehension. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A person highly revered. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Doubt; as, out of dread. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Fear mingled with respect and affection. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. Fear: awe: the objects that excite fear. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. Great fear; awe. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  19. Shrinking horror; terrifying anticipation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. Fear with respect; awe. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. That which causes awe or fear. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. Great fear in the apprehension of evil or danger; terror; awe; the cause of fear; the person or thing dreaded. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. Great fear; apprehension of evil or danger; fear united with awe; the person or thing feared. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  24. Exciting great fear or apprehension; causing terror; frightful; dreadful. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. Inspiring with reverential fear; awful' venerable; as, dread sovereign; dread majesty; dread tribunal. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. Awful; solemn. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  27. Exciting great fear or awe. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  28. Inspiring fear. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  29. Exciting great fear; terrible; inspiring awe. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  30. Exciting fear; venerable in a very high degree; awful; terrible. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for dread

  1. There was a lingering dread in her voice as if she wanted to be assured of the truth of what she herself had declared, and as if she feared the worst to be confirmed. – Caught in a Trap by John C. Hutcheson
  2. " Yes," cried Arthur, making an effort to master his dread – Menhardoc by George Manville Fenn
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