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. Mike Chapman:

    We know some people questioned Mike Chapman memory, but not the judges and not me, we are both so grateful that this day finally arrived. Kathy can put the past behind her. It was an act of horror that changed all of our childhoods.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    If a country has a fascist leader, this is a great horror for that country; but there is much greater horror: The existence of ignorant and unethical masses who support that primitive leader!

  3. Paul Dergarabedian:

    For a horror, which generally have the scariest drops in the business, Us is really holding in there, its good news for Jordan Peele.

  4. Marwan Ramadan:

    It was a real horror show. I havent seen anything like that since the days of the (civil) war.

  5. John Steinbeck, East of Eden:

    When a man comes to die, no matter what his talents and influence, and genius, if he dies unloved his life must be a failure to him and dying a cold horror. It seems to me that if you or I must choose between two courses of thought or action, we should remember our dying and try so to live that our death brings no pleasure to the world.

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