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Definitions of fear

  1. an anxious feeling; "care had aged him"; "they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. be afraid or scared of; be frightened of; "I fear the winters in Moscow"; "We should not fear the Communists!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. be afraid or feel anxious or apprehensive about a possible or probable situation or event; "I fear she might get aggressive" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of; "Fear God as your father"; "We venerate genius" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. be uneasy or apprehensive about; "I fear the results of the final exams" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. be sorry; used to introduce an unpleasant statement; "I fear I won't make it to your wedding party" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. a profound emotion inspired by a deity; "the fear of God" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. A variant of Fere, a mate, a companion. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A painful emotion or passion excited by the expectation of evil, or the apprehension of impending danger; apprehension; anxiety; solicitude; alarm; dread. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Apprehension of incurring, or solicitude to avoid, God's wrath; the trembling and awful reverence felt toward the Supreme Belng. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Respectful reverence for men of authority or worth. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. That which causes, or which is the object of, apprehension or alarm; source or occasion of terror; danger; dreadfulness. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To feel a painful apprehension of; to be afraid of; to consider or expect with emotion of alarm or solicitude. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To have a reverential awe of; to solicitous to avoid the displeasure of. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To be anxious or solicitous for. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To suspect; to doubt. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To affright; to terrify; to drive away or prevent approach of by fear. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To be in apprehension of evil; to be afraid; to feel anxiety on account of some expected evil. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. The affective response to an actual current external danger which subsides with the elimination of the threatening condition. Medical Dictionary DB
  21. Expectation of evil or danger; dread; anxiety; solicitude; reverence. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. To regard with apprehension; dread. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  23. To be in dread; feel anxiety. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  24. Apprehension, dread, alarm. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  25. A painful emotion, excited by danger; apprehension of danger or pain; alarm; the object of fear; (B.) deep reverence; piety towards God. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  26. To regard with fear; to expect with alarm; (B.) to stand in awe of; to venerate; (obs.) to terrify; to make afraid. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  27. Alarm; apprehension of evil; reverential awe. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  28. To regard or expect with fear; dread; be afraid. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  29. To be apprehensive or afraid of; be fearful or afraid; venerate; revere. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. An emotion excited by threatening or apprehended evil; alarm; dread; terror. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. A cause of fear. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. Reverence; awe. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. A painful emotion excited by the apprehension of evil or impending danger; anxiety; the cause or object of fear; dread; awe; reverence; respect. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  34. To regard with fear; to anticipate with fear; to have a reverential awe of; to suspect; to terrify; to drive away by fear. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  35. To be apprehensive of evil; to be afraid; to doubt. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  36. Apprehension or slight dread of evil; an uneasy or painful emotion excited by impending danger; reverence; due regard. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  37. To feel an uneasy emotion of impending danger; to be anxious; to reverence. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  38. Apprehension of harm. Apprehension of harm or punishment, as exhibited by outward and visible marks of emotion. An evidence of guilt In certain cases. See Burrill, Circ. Ev. 476. thelawdictionary.org
  39. Crim. law. Dread, consciousness of approaching danger. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  40. Fear in the person robbed is one of the ingredients required. to constitute a robbery from the person, and without this the felonious taking of the property is a larceny. It is not necessary that the owner of the property should be in fear of his own person, but fear of violence to the person of his child; 2 East, P. C. 718; or of his property; Id. 731 2 Russ. 72; is sufficient. 2 Russ. 71 to 90. Vide Putting in fear, and Ayl. Pand. tit. 12, p. 106.; Dig. 4, 2, 3 an d 6. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  41. f[=e]r, n. a painful emotion excited by danger: apprehension of danger or pain: alarm: the object of fear: aptness to cause fear: (B.) deep reverence: piety towards God.--v.t. to regard with fear: to expect with alarm: (B.) to stand in awe of: to venerate: (obs.) to terrify: to make afraid.--v.i. to be afraid: to be in doubt.--adj. FEAR'FUL, timorous: exciting intense fear: terrible.--adv. FEAR'FULLY.--n. FEAR'FULNESS.--adj. FEAR'LESS, without fear: daring: brave.--adv. FEAR'LESSLY.--ns. FEAR'LESSNESS; FEAR'NOUGHT (same as DREADNAUGHT).--adj. FEAR'SOME, causing fear, frightful.--adv. FEAR'SOMELY. [A.S. f['æ]r, fear, f['æ]ran, to terrify; cf. Ger. gefahr, Ice. fár, harm, mischief.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  42. f[=e]r, n. (Spens.) a companion. [See FERE.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  43. Painful emotion caused by impending danger or evil, state of alarm (was in f.), dread of, that, or lest; for f. of, (that), lest, in order that so-&-so may not occur; dread& reverence (the f. of God); anxiety for the safety of (in f. of his life); no f., it is not likely. Hence fearless a., fearlessly adv., fearlessness n. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  44. Be afraid (also as archaic refl. in parenthesis, I f. me; never f., there is no danger of that); be afraid of; hesitate to do, shrink from doing; revere (God); apprehend, have uneasy anticipation of; be afraid that (or with that omitted; also need not &c. f. but or but that). [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  45. without f. or favour, impartially, uninfluenced by f. of or liking for any one. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  46. n. [Anglo-Saxon] A painful emotion excited by an expectation of evil, or the apprehension of impending danger; anxiety; solicitude; alarm; dread; terror;—holy awe and reverence of God;—the worship of God;—the law and word of God;—proper respect; due regard;—the cause or ground of alarm;—the object of apprehension or dread. Cabinet Dictionary
  47. Dread, horrour, apprehension of danger; awe, dejection of mind; anxiety, solicitude; that which causes fear; something hung up to scare deer. Complete Dictionary
  48. To dread, to consider with apprehensions of terror; to fright, to terrify, to make afraid. Complete Dictionary
  49. To live in horrour, to be afraid; to be anxious. Complete Dictionary

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