Definitions of fear

  1. To be apprehensive of evil; to be afraid; to doubt.
  2. To be apprehensive or afraid of; be fearful or afraid; venerate; revere.
  3. To regard with apprehension; dread.
  4. To regard with fear; to expect with alarm; ( B.) to stand in awe of; to venerate; ( obs.) to terrify; to make afraid.
  5. To be in apprehension of evil; to be afraid; to feel anxiety on account of some expected evil.
  6. To be in dread; feel anxiety.
  7. regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of; " Fear God as your father"; " We venerate genius"
  8. be uneasy or apprehensive about; " I fear the results of the final exams"
  9. be sorry; used to introduce an unpleasant statement; " I fear I won't make it to your wedding party"
  10. To regard with fear; to anticipate with fear; to have a reverential awe of; to suspect; to terrify; to drive away by fear.
  11. To feel an uneasy emotion of impending danger; to be anxious; to reverence.
  12. A variant of Fere, a mate, a companion.
  13. A painful emotion or passion excited by the expectation of evil, or the apprehension of impending danger; apprehension; anxiety; solicitude; alarm; dread.
  14. Apprehension of incurring, or solicitude to avoid, God's wrath; the trembling and awful reverence felt toward the Supreme Belng.
  15. Respectful reverence for men of authority or worth.
  16. That which causes, or which is the object of, apprehension or alarm; source or occasion of terror; danger; dreadfulness.
  17. To feel a painful apprehension of; to be afraid of; to consider or expect with emotion of alarm or solicitude.
  18. To have a reverential awe of; to solicitous to avoid the displeasure of.
  19. To be anxious or solicitous for.
  20. To suspect; to doubt.
  21. To affright; to terrify; to drive away or prevent approach of by fear.
  22. Expectation of evil or danger; dread; anxiety; solicitude; reverence.
  23. A painful emotion, excited by danger; apprehension of danger or pain; alarm; the object of fear; ( B.) deep reverence; piety towards God.
  24. Alarm; apprehension of evil; reverential awe.
  25. To regard or expect with fear; dread; be afraid.
  26. An emotion excited by threatening or apprehended evil; alarm; dread; terror.
  27. A cause of fear.
  28. Reverence; awe.
  29. A painful emotion excited by the apprehension of evil or impending danger; anxiety; the cause or object of fear; dread; awe; reverence; respect.
  30. Apprehension or slight dread of evil; an uneasy or painful emotion excited by impending danger; reverence; due regard.