Definitions for terrorˈtɛr ər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. panic, terror, affright(noun)

    an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety

  2. terror, scourge, threat(noun)

    a person who inspires fear or dread

    "he was the terror of the neighborhood"

  3. terror, brat, little terror, holy terror(noun)

    a very troublesome child

  4. terror(noun)

    the use of extreme fear in order to coerce people (especially for political reasons)

    "he used terror to make them confess"

Wiktionary

  1. terror(Noun)

    intense dread, fright, or fear.

  2. terror(Noun)

    specific instances of being intensely terrified

  3. terror(Noun)

    u00A0the action or quality of causing dread; terribleness, especially such qualities in narrative fiction

  4. terror(Noun)

    u00A0something or someone that causes such fear.

  5. Origin: From terreur, from accusative terrorem, from terreo, from tre-, tres-.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Terror(noun)

    extreme fear; fear that agitates body and mind; violent dread; fright

  2. Terror(noun)

    that which excites dread; a cause of extreme fear

Freebase

  1. Terror

    Terror is a hardcore punk band with members from Los Angeles, California and Richmond, Virginia. Their second album One with the Underdogs sold over 40,000 copies. They have toured throughout Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea, Mexico and South America. Their third album, Always the Hard Way reached No. 10 on Billboard Heatseekers and No. 19 on the Top Independent Records chart. Before Terror, vocalist Scott Vogel sang for Slugfest, Despair, and for Buffalo based hardcore metal act Buried Alive in the mid-90's. Drummer Nick Jett and ex-guitarist Todd Jones were members of the well-known hardcore band Carry On. Carl Schwartz, formerly of Sworn Vengeance, recorded much of Always the Hard Way after quitting the band to front First Blood full time. Vogel is widely known in the scene not just for his efforts to keep hardcore "pure" and "fun," but for his love of stagedives, and for his tendency for bizarre and often hilarious on-stage banter, known colloquially as "Vogelisms". Examples include: "We need to elevate the maximum stagedive potential", "Take this shit to the next level", "Who cares if you're Christian?", and "Maximum output! Activate the pit!" Terror also participated in the first two years of the Sounds of the Underground tour. Their new album due out in 2012 is to be titled "Live By The Code." "Live By The Code" was pushed back to April 2013 and will be released by Victory Records on CD and by Reaper Records for the vinyl. The band explained the decision to go with Victory on their Twitter account, Facebook account and via their official website. Terror's 2013 album "Live By The Code" was the band's first time charting on the The Billboard 200 at #121. It was also number one on the Heatseekers chart and #28 on Independent chart. LBTC sold 3,177 copies in its first week

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Terror

    ter′or, n. extreme fear: an object of fear or dread—(Milt.) Terr′our.—adj. Terr′or-haunt′ed, haunted with terror.—n. Terrorisā′tion.—v.t. Terr′orise, to terrify: to govern by terror.—ns. Terr′oriser, one who terrorises; Terr′orism, a state of terror: a state which impresses terror: an organised system of intimidation; Terr′orist, one who rules by terror.—adjs. Terr′orless, free from terror: harmless; Terr′or-smit′ten, -strick′en, -struck, seized with terror, terrified.—v.t. Terr′or-strike, to smite with terror.—King of Terrors, death; Reign of Terror, or The Terror, the period of fever in the first French Revolution, during which the king, the queen, thousands of victims—the innocent and the guilty—the Girondists, Danton, Madame Roland, and at last Robespierre, were hurried to the guillotine. [L. terrorterrēre, to frighten.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'terror' in Nouns Frequency: #2138

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of terror in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of terror in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Michael Weiss:

    ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror.

  2. Titus Livius:

    Greater is our terror of the unknown.

  3. Oscar Wilde:

    The basis of optimism is sheer terror.

  4. Oscar Wilde:

    Biography lends to death a new terror.

  5. Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde:

    The basis for optimism is sheer terror.

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