Dread is defined as being anxious or feeling extreme fear about doing something.(verb)
An example of dread is a parent being afraid to talk with their pre-teen child about puberty.
The definition of dread is extreme fear, or a single dreadlock.(noun)
Dread means to turn one's hair into dreadlocks.(verb)
An example of dread is not washing or brushing your hair until it is matted and shaped into locks.
See dread in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME dreden < Late OE (WS) drædan, aphetic for ondrædan (akin to OS andradan, OHG intraten) < ond-, in, on, against + base < ?
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verb dread·ed, dread·ing, dreads verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English dreden
Origin: , short for adreden
Origin: , from Old English adrǣdan
Origin: , from ondrǣdan, to advise against, fear
Origin: : ond-, and-, against; see un-2
Origin: + rǣdan, to advise; see ar- in Indo-European roots.
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