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.
n 1: an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety [syn: panic]
2: a person who inspires fear or dread; "he was the terror of
the neighborhood" [syn: scourge, threat]
3: a very troublesome child [syn: brat, little terror, holy