Terror Definition

tĕrər
noun
Intense fear.
Webster's New World
A person or thing causing intense fear.
Webster's New World
The quality of causing such fear; terribleness.
Webster's New World
Violence committed or threatened by a group, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political goals.
American Heritage Medicine
A program of terrorism or a party, group, etc. resorting to terrorism.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Terror

Noun

Singular:
terror
Plural:
terrors

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Terror

  • the Terror

Origin of Terror

  • From Old French terreur (“terror, fear, dread"), from Latin accusative terrorem (“fright, fear, terror"), from terrere (“to frighten, terrify"), from Proto-Indo-European *tre- (“to shake"), Proto-Indo-European *tres- (“to tremble").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English terrour from Old French terreur from Latin terror from terrēre to frighten

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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