What does horror mean?

Definitions for horror
ˈhɔr ər, ˈhɒr-hor·ror

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. horror(noun)

    intense and profound fear

  2. horror(noun)

    something that inspires dislike; something horrible

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

  3. repugnance, repulsion, revulsion, horror(noun)

    intense aversion

Wiktionary

  1. horror(Noun)

    An intense painful emotion of fear or repugnance.

  2. horror(Noun)

    An intense dislike or aversion; an abhorrence.

  3. horror(Noun)

    A literary genre, generally of a gothic character.

  4. horror(Noun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Horror(noun)

    a bristling up; a rising into roughness; tumultuous movement

    Etymology: [Formerly written horrour.]

  2. Horror(noun)

    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. Horror(noun)

    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. Horror(noun)

    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.]

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. Daniel Kennedy:

    It’s sad to see the horror of what happened compounded by the lack of information, and the lack of feeling that there’s something that can be done about it.

  2. British Home Secretary Theresa May:

    I've heard of the stories, the horror stories of people who went through this, and our thoughts are with the victims and the families.

  3. 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.

  4. Malcolm Muggeridge:

    This horror of pain is a rather low instinct and... if I think of human beings I've known and of my own life, such as it is, I can't recall any case of pain which didn't, on the whole, enrich life.

  5. Le Cun:

    All I could think about was these horror movies, you know? this big turbine coming and I’m coming for it, you know? It’s going to chop me up and kill me. And I just contemplated, do I pull the regulator out of my mouth and just die?

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