What does Horror mean?

Definitions for Horror
ˈhɔr ər, ˈhɒr-Hor·ror

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. horrornoun

    intense and profound fear

  2. horrornoun

    something that inspires dislike; something horrible

    "the painting that others found so beautiful was a horror to him"

  3. repugnance, repulsion, revulsion, horrornoun

    intense aversion

Wiktionary

  1. horrornoun

    An intense painful emotion of fear or repugnance.

  2. horrornoun

    An intense dislike or aversion; an abhorrence.

  3. horrornoun

    A literary genre, generally of a gothic character.

  4. horrornoun

    (The horrors, informal) An intense anxiety or a nervous depression.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Horrornoun

    a bristling up; a rising into roughness; tumultuous movement

    Etymology: [Formerly written horrour.]

  2. Horrornoun

    a shaking, shivering, or shuddering, as in the cold fit which precedes a fever; in old medical writings, a chill of less severity than a rigor, and more marked than an algor

    Etymology: [Formerly written horrour.]

  3. Horrornoun

    a painful emotion of fear, dread, and abhorrence; a shuddering with terror and detestation; the feeling inspired by something frightful and shocking

    Etymology: [Formerly written horrour.]

  4. Horrornoun

    that which excites horror or dread, or is horrible; gloom; dreariness

    Etymology: [Formerly written horrour.]

Freebase

  1. Horror

    Horror is a film genre seeking to elicit a negative emotional reaction from viewers by playing on the audience's primal fears. Horror films often feature scenes that startle the viewer; the macabre and the supernatural are frequent themes. Thus they may overlap with the fantasy, supernatural, and thriller genres. Horror films often deal with the viewer's nightmares, hidden fears, revulsions and terror of the unknown. Plots within the horror genre often involve the intrusion of an evil force, event, or personage, commonly of supernatural origin, into the everyday world. Prevalent elements include ghosts, aliens, vampires, werewolves, demons, vicious animals, monsters, zombies, cannibals, and serial killers. Conversely, movies about the supernatural are not necessarily always horrific.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Horror

    hor′ur, n. a shuddering: excessive fear: that which excites horror.—adjs. Horr′or-strick′en, -struck, struck with horror.—The horrors, extreme depression: delirium tremens. [L.—horrēre, to bristle.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Horror' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4278

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Horror' in Nouns Frequency: #1543

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Horror in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Horror in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Horror in a Sentence

  1. Pablo Picasso:

    I have a horror of people who speak about the beautiful. What is the beautiful? One must speak of problems in painting!

  2. Mike Chapman:

    We know some people questioned Mike Chapman memory, but not the judges and not me, we are both so grateful that this day finally arrived. Kathy can put the past behind her. It was an act of horror that changed all of our childhoods.

  3. Ayn Rand:

    The common good of a collective -- a race, a class, a state -- was the claim and justification of every tyranny ever established over men. Every major horror of history was committed in the name of an altruistic motive. Has any act of selfishness ever equaled the carnage perpetrated by disciples of altruism? Does the fault lie in men's hypocrisy or in the nature of the principle? The most dreadful butchers were the most sincere. The believed in the perfect society reached through the guillotine and the firing squad. Nobody questioned their right to murder since they were murdering for an altruistic purpose. It was accepted that man must be sacrificed for other men. Actors change, but the course of the tragedy remains the same. A humanitarian who starts with the declarations of love for mankind and ends with a sea of blood. It goes on and will go on so long as men believe that an action is good if it is unselfish. That permits the altruist to act and forces his victims to bear it. The leaders of collectivist movements ask nothing of themselves. But observe the results.

  4. Jim Puckett:

    Chasing the end of life of electronics is really disheartening, at the end of the whole cycle, real horror shows can take place.

  5. Dorothy James:

    I think the main attraction isn't the horror, it's the puzzle, (It's) the bringing of order out of disorder.

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