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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 doubt /ˈdaʊt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Doubt v. i. [imp. & p. p. Doubted; p. pr. & vb. n. Doubting.]
 1. To waver in opinion or judgment; to be in uncertainty as to belief respecting anything; to hesitate in belief; to be undecided as to the truth of the negative or the affirmative proposition; to b e undetermined.
    Even in matters divine, concerning some things, we may lawfully doubt, and suspend our judgment.   --Hooker.
    To try your love and make you doubt of mine.   --Dryden.
 2. To suspect; to fear; to be apprehensive. [Obs.]
 Syn: -- To waver; vacillate; fluctuate; hesitate; demur; scruple; question.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Doubt, v. t.
 1. To question or hold questionable; to withhold assent to; to hesitate to believe, or to be inclined not to believe; to withhold confidence from; to distrust; as, I have heard the story, but I doubt the truth of it.
    To admire superior sense, and doubt their own!   --Pope.
 I doubt not that however changed, you keep
 So much of what is graceful.   --Tennyson.
 To doubt not but.
    I do not doubt but I have been to blame.   --Dryden.
 We doubt not now
 But every rub is smoothed on our way.   --Shak.
 Note: That is, we have no doubt to prevent us from believing, etc. (or notwithstanding all that may be said to the contrary) -- but having a preventive sense, after verbs of “doubting” and “denying” that convey a notion of hindrance.  --E. A. Abbott.
 2. To suspect; to fear; to be apprehensive of. [Obs.]
    Edmond [was a] good man and doubted God.   --R. of Gloucester.
    I doubt some foul play.   --Shak.
    That I of doubted danger had no fear.   --Spenser.
 3. To fill with fear; to affright. [Obs.]
 The virtues of the valiant Caratach
 More doubt me than all Britain.   --Beau. & Fl.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Doubt, n.
 1. A fluctuation of mind arising from defect of knowledge or evidence; uncertainty of judgment or mind; unsettled state of opinion concerning the reality of an event, or the truth of an assertion, etc.; hesitation.
    Doubt is the beginning and the end of our efforts to know.   --Sir W. Hamilton.
    Doubt, in order to be operative in requiring an acquittal, is not the want of perfect certainty (which can never exist in any question of fact) but a defect of proof preventing a reasonable assurance of quilt.   --Wharton.
 2. Uncertainty of condition.
    Thy life shall hang in doubt before thee.   --Deut. xxviii. 66.
 3. Suspicion; fear; apprehension; dread. [Obs.]
    I stand in doubt of you.   --Gal. iv. 20.
    Nor slack her threatful hand for danger's doubt.   --Spenser.
 4. Difficulty expressed or urged for solution; point unsettled; objection.
    To every doubt your answer is the same.   --Blackmore.
 No doubt, undoubtedly; without doubt.
 Out of doubt, beyond doubt. [Obs.]
 Syn: -- Uncertainty; hesitation; suspense; indecision; irresolution; distrust; suspicion; scruple; perplexity; ambiguity; skepticism.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the state of being unsure of something [syn: uncertainty,
           incertitude, dubiety, doubtfulness, dubiousness]
           [ant: certainty]
      2: uncertainty about the truth or factuality of existence of
         something; "the dubiousness of his claim"; "there is no
         question about the validity of the enterprise" [syn: dubiousness,
          doubtfulness, question]
      v 1: consider unlikely or have doubts about; "I doubt that she
           will accept his proposal of marriage"
      2: lack confidence in or have doubts about; "I doubt these
         reports"; "I suspect her true motives"; "she distrusts her