What does dread mean?

Definitions for dread
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word dread.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. apprehension, apprehensiveness, dread(adj)

    fearful expectation or anticipation

    "the student looked around the examination room with apprehension"

  2. awful, dire, direful, dread(a), dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terrible(verb)

    causing fear or dread or terror

    "the awful war"; "an awful risk"; "dire news"; "a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked"; "the dread presence of the headmaster"; "polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was"; "a dreadful storm"; "a fearful howling"; "horrendous explosions shook the city"; "a terrible curse"

  3. fear, dread(verb)

    be afraid or scared of; be frightened of

    "I fear the winters in Moscow"; "We should not fear the Communists!"

Wiktionary

  1. dread(Noun)

    A great fear.

    Etymology: dreden, from drædan, aphetic form of adrædan, ondrædan; compare with Dutch ontraden, from and- + rædan. Akin to intratan. More at read.

  2. dread(Noun)

    Somebody or something dreaded.

    Etymology: dreden, from drædan, aphetic form of adrædan, ondrædan; compare with Dutch ontraden, from and- + rædan. Akin to intratan. More at read.

  3. dread(Noun)

    A Rastafarian.

    Etymology: dreden, from drædan, aphetic form of adrædan, ondrædan; compare with Dutch ontraden, from and- + rædan. Akin to intratan. More at read.

  4. dread(Noun)

    dreadlock

    Etymology: dreden, from drædan, aphetic form of adrædan, ondrædan; compare with Dutch ontraden, from and- + rædan. Akin to intratan. More at read.

  5. dread(Verb)

    To fear greatly.

    Etymology: dreden, from drædan, aphetic form of adrædan, ondrædan; compare with Dutch ontraden, from and- + rædan. Akin to intratan. More at read.

  6. dread(Verb)

    To anticipate with fear.

    I'm dreading getting the results of the test, as it could decide my whole life.

    Etymology: dreden, from drædan, aphetic form of adrædan, ondrædan; compare with Dutch ontraden, from and- + rædan. Akin to intratan. More at read.

  7. dread(Adjective)

    Terrible; greatly feared.

    Etymology: dreden, from drædan, aphetic form of adrædan, ondrædan; compare with Dutch ontraden, from and- + rædan. Akin to intratan. More at read.

  8. dread(Adjective)

    Awe-inspiring; held in fearful awe.

    Etymology: dreden, from drædan, aphetic form of adrædan, ondrædan; compare with Dutch ontraden, from and- + rædan. Akin to intratan. More at read.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dread(verb)

    to fear in a great degree; to regard, or look forward to, with terrific apprehension

    Etymology: [AS. drdan, in comp.; akin to OS. drdan, OHG. trtan, both only in comp.]

  2. Dread(verb)

    to be in dread, or great fear

    Etymology: [AS. drdan, in comp.; akin to OS. drdan, OHG. trtan, both only in comp.]

  3. Dread(noun)

    great fear in view of impending evil; fearful apprehension of danger; anticipatory terror

    Etymology: [AS. drdan, in comp.; akin to OS. drdan, OHG. trtan, both only in comp.]

  4. Dread(noun)

    reverential or respectful fear; awe

    Etymology: [AS. drdan, in comp.; akin to OS. drdan, OHG. trtan, both only in comp.]

  5. Dread(noun)

    an object of terrified apprehension

    Etymology: [AS. drdan, in comp.; akin to OS. drdan, OHG. trtan, both only in comp.]

  6. Dread(noun)

    a person highly revered

    Etymology: [AS. drdan, in comp.; akin to OS. drdan, OHG. trtan, both only in comp.]

  7. Dread(noun)

    fury; dreadfulness

    Etymology: [AS. drdan, in comp.; akin to OS. drdan, OHG. trtan, both only in comp.]

  8. Dread(noun)

    doubt; as, out of dread

    Etymology: [AS. drdan, in comp.; akin to OS. drdan, OHG. trtan, both only in comp.]

  9. Dread(adj)

    exciting great fear or apprehension; causing terror; frightful; dreadful

    Etymology: [AS. drdan, in comp.; akin to OS. drdan, OHG. trtan, both only in comp.]

  10. Dread(adj)

    inspiring with reverential fear; awful' venerable; as, dread sovereign; dread majesty; dread tribunal

    Etymology: [AS. drdan, in comp.; akin to OS. drdan, OHG. trtan, both only in comp.]

Freebase

  1. Dread

    Dread is a live album by Living Colour released only in Japan in 1994. It contains live recordings from the Stain tour, an acoustic radio session and two B-sides. The live recordings were recorded on 7 June 1993 at Le Zenith in Paris, France and at a concert on 24 April 1993 at the Riviera Theatre in Chicago. The radio session was recorded for a Dutch radio show called Countdown Café in February 1993. Both of the B-sides were recorded during the Stain sessions.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dread

    dred, n. fear: awe: the objects that excite fear.—adj. dreaded: inspiring great fear or awe.—v.t. to regard with terror: to regard with reverence.—adjs. Dread′able; Dread′ful, (orig.) full of dread: producing great fear or awe: terrible.—adv. Dread′fully.—n. Dread′fulness.—adj. Dread′less, free from dread: intrepid.—adv. Dread′lessly.—n. Dread′lessness.—adj. Dread′ly (Spens.) dreadful.—ns. Dread′naught, Dread′nought, one who dreads nothing—hence, a garment of thick cloth defending against the weather: the cloth of which it is made.—Penny dreadful, a cheap sensational serial or tale, usually bloody in subject and vulgar in tone. [M. E. dreden—A.S. on-drǽdan, to fear; Ice. ondréda, Old High Ger. in-tratan, to be afraid.]

Anagrams for dread »

  1. dared

  2. adder

  3. readd

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dread in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dread in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of dread in a Sentence

  1. William Shakespeare:

    To be, or not to be that is the question Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them To die to sleep No more and by a sleep to say we end The heartache and the thousand natural shocks That flesh is heir to,--'t is a consummation Devoutly to be wish'd. To die, to sleep To sleep perchance to dream ay, there's the rub For in that sleep of death what dreams may come, When we have shuffled off this mortal coil, Must give us pause there's the respect That makes calamity of so long life For who would bear the whips and scorns of time, The oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely, The pangs of despised love, the law's delay, The insolence of office and the spurns That patient merit of the unworthy takes, When he himself might his quietus make With a bare bodkin who would fardels bear, To grunt and sweat under a weary life, But that the dread of something after death, The undiscover'd country from whose bourn No traveller returns, puzzles the will And makes us rather bear those ills we have Than fly to others that we know not of Thus conscience does make cowards of us all And thus the native hue of resolution Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought, And enterprises of great pith and moment With this regard their currents turn awry, And lose the name of action.

  2. Jonathan Cane:

    Listen to your body and the message it’s sending. Make sure you’re thinking of running as something you want to do, not something you dread. Embrace it and remember how lucky you are to be out there.

  3. Datakon:

    You start the day you think it will play out the way you saw in your head but then you discover the day is mostly just dread It’s not like what I read

  4. Jasmin Floyd:

    I’ve accepted it the best I can, but it’s not something I can put behind me, i dread brushing my teeth. I never used to have any dietary needs, but now I have to avoid crunchy or chewy foods. My jaw gets tired easily.

  5. John Locke:

    The dread of evil is a much more forcible principle of human actions than the prospect of good.

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