What does Terror mean?

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ˈtɛr ərTer·ror

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. panic, terror, affrightnoun

    an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety

  2. terror, scourge, threatnoun

    a person who inspires fear or dread

    "he was the terror of the neighborhood"

  3. terror, brat, little terror, holy terrornoun

    a very troublesome child

  4. terrornoun

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

    "he used terror to make them confess"

Wiktionary

  1. terrornoun

    intense dread, fright, or fear.

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

  2. terrornoun

    specific instances of being intensely terrified

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

  3. terrornoun

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

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

  4. terrornoun

    something or someone that causes such fear.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Terrornoun

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

  2. Terrornoun

    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.]

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

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  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

Examples of Terror in a Sentence

  1. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    Any attempt to harm our soldiers and civilians will be met with a determined response like the military action tonight that thwarted a terror attack.

  2. Jane Webber:

    Dread is a combination of not knowing, fearing and terror, do you go pick up groceries ? Are gloves enough ? Should I touch the mail ? Your child sneezes. You're living in fear every moment.

  3. Orson Welles:

    In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love they had five hundred years of democracy and peace and what did that produce The cuckoo clock.

  4. President Tayyip Erdogan:

    The terror organization had its biggest defeat in its history. The bomb mechanisms to divide the nation blew up in their own hands, we will continue our operations with determination.

  5. Russian President Vladimir Putin:

    We should stand together much more globally in the fight against terror, which is a big challenge, even though we don't agree every time and on every subject, no one should take that as an excuse to declare us enemies.

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