What does fright mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fear, fearfulness, fright(verb)

    an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)

  2. frighten, fright, scare, affright(verb)

    cause fear in

    "The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me"; "Ghosts could never affright her"

Wiktionary

  1. fright(Noun)

    A state of terror excited by the sudden appearance of danger; sudden and violent fear, usually of short duration; a sudden alarm.

    Etymology: From fright, furht, from fryhtu, fyrhto, from furhtīn, from perg-. Cognate with fricht, fruchte, . Also related to frucht, Furcht, frygt, fruktan. frikë and frǐca are also cognates, although probably influenced by an early Germanic variant.

  2. fright(Noun)

    Anything strange, ugly or shocking, producing a feeling of alarm or aversion.

    Etymology: From fright, furht, from fryhtu, fyrhto, from furhtīn, from perg-. Cognate with fricht, fruchte, . Also related to frucht, Furcht, frygt, fruktan. frikë and frǐca are also cognates, although probably influenced by an early Germanic variant.

  3. fright(Verb)

    to frighten

    Etymology: From fright, furht, from fryhtu, fyrhto, from furhtīn, from perg-. Cognate with fricht, fruchte, . Also related to frucht, Furcht, frygt, fruktan. frikë and frǐca are also cognates, although probably influenced by an early Germanic variant.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fright(noun)

    a state of terror excited by the sudden appearance of danger; sudden and violent fear, usually of short duration; a sudden alarm

  2. Fright(noun)

    anything strange, ugly or shocking, producing a feeling of alarm or aversion

  3. Fright(noun)

    to alarm suddenly; to shock by causing sudden fear; to terrify; to scare

Freebase

  1. Fright

    Fright, real name Dr. Linda Friitawa, is a fictional character in the DC universe. She first appeared in Batman #627

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fright

    frīt, n. sudden fear: terror: anything inspiring terror or alarm, a figure of grotesque or ridiculous appearance.—vs.t. Fright, Fright′en, to make afraid: to alarm.—adjs. Fright′able, Fright′enable, timid; Fright′ful, terrible: shocking.—adv. Fright′fully.—n. Fright′fulness.—adj. Fright′some, frightful: feeling fright. [A.S. fyrhto; cf. Ger. furcht, fear.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fright in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fright in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of fright in a Sentence

  1. Cathrine Ertmann:

    But in all of this I also saw a peace and beauty, sometimes the scare is in the brief look at something. Like when you watch a horror movie, you only see a glimpse of the ghost, murderer or monster and your imagination works all the fright up for you. I think I felt I need to see everything to make it 'normal' and undramatic. And I think it works the same way with our relation to death in general.

  2. Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco:

    While hes driving at his victim, he could see the look of fright on the victims face, this man is absolutely evil.

  3. Judge Kevin Ryan:

    A large portion of the local population were terrorized. Many were forced to flee their homes. Some did not not have places to go, and had to rent hotel rooms or leave the area. Many residents did not sleep for many nights, afraid that these two extremely violent individuals might be outside their homes, law enforcement officers came here not just from across New York state, but from all over the country. They traversed very inhospitable territory, never knowing if the next step they took in deeply wooded areas might be their last. And think of their families at home, sick with concern and fright for their loved ones. At any time, you could have stopped the escape from happening.

  4. William Shakespeare:

    Now is the winter of our discontent Made glorious summer by this sun of York, And all the clouds that loured upon our house In the deep bosom of the ocean buried. Now are our brows bound with victorious wreaths, Our bruised arms hung up for monuments, Our stern alarums changed to merry meetings, Our dreadful marches to delightful measures. Grim-visaged war hath smoothed his wrinkled front And now, instead of mounting barbed steeds To fright the souls of fearful adversaries, He capers nimbly in a lady's chamber To the lascivious pleasing of a lute. But I, that am not shaped for sportive tricks, Nor made to court an amorous looking-glass I, that am rudely stamped, and want love's majesty To strut before a wanton ambling nymph I, that am curtailed of this fair proportion, Cheated of feature by dissembling nature, Deformed, unfinished, sent before my time Into this breathing world, scarce half made up, And that so lamely and unfashionable That dogs bark at me as I halt by them,-- Why, I, in this weak piping time of peace, Have no delight to pass away the time, Unless to spy my shadow in the sun.

  5. Marilyn Ferguson:

    The most disturbing and wasteful emotions in modern life, next to fright, are those which are associated with the idea of blame, directed against the self or against others.

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