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

 dread /ˈdrɛd/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dread v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dreaded; p. pr. & vb. n. Dreading.]  To fear in a great degree; to regard, or look forward to, with terrific apprehension.
    When at length the moment dreaded through so many years came close, the dark cloud passed away from Johnson's mind.   --Macaulay.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dread, v. i. To be in dread, or great fear.
    Dread not, neither be afraid of them.   --Deut. i. 29.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dread, n.
 1. Great fear in view of impending evil; fearful apprehension of danger; anticipatory terror.
    The secret dread of divine displeasure.   --Tillotson.
    The dread of something after death.   --Shak.
 2. Reverential or respectful fear; awe.
    The fear of you, and the dread of you, shall be upon every beast of the earth.   --Gen. ix. 2.
 His scepter shows the force of temporal power,
 The attribute to awe and majesty,
 Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings.   --Shak.
 3. An object of terrified apprehension.
 4. A person highly revered. [Obs.] “Una, his dear dread.”
 5. Fury; dreadfulness. [Obs.]
 6. Doubt; as, out of dread. [Obs.]
 Syn: -- Awe; fear; affright; terror; horror; dismay; apprehension. See Reverence.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dread, a.
 1. Exciting great fear or apprehension; causing terror; frightful; dreadful.
    A dread eternity! how surely mine.   --Young.
 2. Inspiring with reverential fear; awful' venerable; as, dread sovereign; dread majesty; dread tribunal.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : 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" [syn: awful, dire, direful, dread(a), dreaded,
             dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous,
             horrific, terrible]
      n : fearful expectation or anticipation; "the student looked
          around the examination room with apprehension" [syn: apprehension,
      v : be afraid or scared of; be frightened of; "I fear the
          winters in Moscow"; "We should not fear the Communists!"
          [syn: fear]