Associations to the word «Dread»


DREAD, verb. (transitive) To fear greatly.
DREAD, verb. To anticipate with fear.
DREAD, verb. (intransitive) To be in dread, or great fear.
DREAD, verb. (transitive) To style (the hair) into dreadlocks.
DREAD, noun. Great fear in view of impending evil; fearful apprehension of danger; anticipatory terror.
DREAD, noun. Reverential or respectful fear; awe.
DREAD, noun. Somebody or something dreaded.
DREAD, noun. (obsolete) A person highly revered.
DREAD, noun. (obsolete) Fury; dreadfulness.
DREAD, noun. A Rastafarian.
DREAD, noun. (chiefly in the plural) dreadlock
DREAD, adjective. Terrible; greatly feared.
DREAD, adjective. (archaic) Awe-inspiring; held in fearful awe.

Dictionary definition

DREAD, noun. Fearful expectation or anticipation; "the student looked around the examination room with apprehension".
DREAD, verb. Be afraid or scared of; be frightened of; "I fear the winters in Moscow"; "We should not fear the Communists!".
DREAD, adjective. Causing fear or dread or terror; "the awful war"; "an awful risk"; "dire news"; "a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked"; "the dread presence of the headmaster"; "polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was"; "a dreadful storm"; "a fearful howling"; "horrendous explosions shook the city"; "a terrible curse".

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