What does scare mean?

Definitions for scare
skɛərscare

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word scare.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. panic, scarenoun

    sudden mass fear and anxiety over anticipated events

    "panic in the stock market"; "a war scare"; "a bomb scare led them to evacuate the building"

  2. scare, panic attackverb

    a sudden attack of fear

  3. frighten, fright, scare, affrightverb

    cause fear in

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

  4. daunt, dash, scare off, pall, frighten off, scare away, frighten away, scareverb

    cause to lose courage

    "dashed by the refusal"

Wiktionary

  1. scarenoun

    A minor fright

    Johnny had a bad scare last night.

  2. scarenoun

    A cause of slight terror; something that inspires fear or dread.

    JM is a scare to the capitalists of this country.

  3. scareverb

    To frighten, terrify, startle, especially in a minor way.

    Did that scare you when I said "Boo!"?

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scareverb

    to frighten; to strike with sudden fear; to alarm

  2. Scarenoun

    fright; esp., sudden fright produced by a trifling cause, or originating in mistake

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Scare

    skār, v.t. to drive away by frightening: to strike with sudden terror: to startle, to affright.—n. an imaginary alarm: a sudden panic.—adj. lean, scanty.—ns. Scare′-babe, a bugbear; Scare′-bug; Scare′crow, anything set up to scare away crows or other birds: a vain cause of terror: a person meanly clad: the black tern; Scare′-fire, a fire-alarm: a conflagration. [M. E. skerrenskerre, frightened—Ice. skjarr, timid.]

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  1. acres, cares, caser, ceras, e-cars, races, sacre, serac

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scare in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scare in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of scare in a Sentence

  1. Michael Arone:

    Even today with lighter volumes and high absenteeism, gold has breached $1,500 and energy stocks are starting to rise a little bit, it's hard to take too much away on a day like today. But to me it's indicative of this idea that potentially you could have an inflation scare in 2020 and perhaps investors are beginning to position themselves for such a scare.

  2. Jason Miller:

    Directionally Biden's liberal policies really scare people, and more are unaware of the crazy leftist lurch Joe Biden's made since the primary, i would expect them to be fully educated on all of it by Election Day though.

  3. Ajit Kumar Singh:

    There is a battle going on in Bangladesh between fundamentalists and secularists, a blogger like Niloy Neel, the last one who was killed, was openly questioning fundamentalist thought. Organizations like Ansar Bangla wanted to shut him up -- and scare others into not talking.

  4. Aaron Clark:

    Sentiment is clearly on edge and I think the market's move has been outsized, relative to actual changes in fundamentals, i think it's more of a growth scare which is getting magnified by the moves in financial markets.

  5. Kristan Hawkins:

    I think their goal is to scare us away, but thats not going to happen. the threats and vitriol must be stopped. Every day it seems like we hear of a new account of vandalism, threat of violence, or acts of intimidation towards peaceful pro-lifers.

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