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

  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

  3. Horrornoun

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

  4. Horrornoun

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

  5. 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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  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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  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. Scott Walker:

    On that terrible day, radical Islamic terrorists unleashed unimaginable horror against our country, ending nearly 3,000 innocent lives. As we honor the victims and keep their families in our thoughts and prayers, we cannot forget the bravery of the hundreds of first responders who sacrificed their lives while trying to save others.

  2. 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.

  3. Mike Huskins:

    If he was tied up ... maybe something like that was happening, i don't know ... maybe he was tied up. I pray to God she's not going through horror.

  4. Gracie Landes:

    I’ve heard of horror stories of people ending intimate encounters because their pets are freaking out in the room.

  5. Richard Aboulafia:

    Here you have the headline tragedy, the horror of 300 deaths, but for Boeing, the Dreamliner seemed scarier because we did not know how to fix it, and the consequences of not being able to fix it would have been devastating.

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