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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Numerology

  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. The Orange Coast College Republicans:

    We know this is a union scare tactic due to the fact a complaint could have been filed without the statements from the official Facebook page being placed in the comment section, on the OCC Republicans public page, in a manner which showed a desire to hunt down the anonymous student to punish them for having caught the statements on video.

  2. Christopher M. Carr:

    The Justice Department is wrong: factually, legally and constitutionally. Georgia's law clearly strengthens security, expands access and improves transparency in our elections. Merrick Garland said he was going to depoliticize the Justice Department yet files this blatantly political lawsuit, it is disappointing for those of us who respect the rule of law, because this is not a lawsuit, it is a political campaign flier. Falsely using race to scare people of color into believing their vote will not be counted is irresponsible and fundamentally wrong.

  3. Daniel Salmon:

    Vaccines are extremely safe. Serious adverse reactions are very, very rare. It's very unfortunate that there would be such a hashtag because it's going to scare people, if you scare people, less people will get vaccinated and you'll have outbreaks of things like measles which can kill children.

  4. Patrick Yoes:

    Unfortunately, given the politics of the moment, we seem to be poised to undo more than a year’s worth of work toward common sense criminal justice reform. Demagoguery and scare tactics have jeopardized the future of these efforts and may well have derailed the negotiations.

  5. Danica McKellar:

    Well, I’m starting young. This is book one of eight that that’ll be doing from Random House now, going through third grade. My mission is… kids are never going to remember a time when numbers scare them.

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