DICT.TW Dictionary Taiwan

Search for: [Show options]

[Pronunciation] [Help] [Database Info] [Server Info]

2 definitions found

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ter·ror n.
 1. Extreme fear; fear that agitates body and mind; violent dread; fright.
    Terror seized the rebel host.   --Milton.
 2. That which excites dread; a cause of extreme fear.
    Those enormous terrors of the Nile.   --Prior.
    Rulers are not a terror to good works.   --Rom. xiii. 3.
    There is no terror, Cassius, in your threats.   --Shak.
 Note:Terror is used in the formation of compounds which are generally self-explaining: as, terror-fraught, terror-giving, terror-smitten, terror-stricken, terror-struck, and the like.
 King of terrors, death. --Job xviii. 14.
 Reign of Terror. French Hist. See in Dictionary of Noted Names in Fiction.
 Syn: -- Alarm; fright; consternation; dread; dismay. See Alarm.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 reign of terror
      n 1: any period of brutal suppression thought to resemble the
           Reign of Terror in France
      2: the historic period (1793-94) during the French Revolution
         when thousands were executed; "the Reign of the Bourbons
         ended and the Reign of Terror began"