What does terror mean?

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ˈtɛr ərter·ror

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. panic, terror, affright(noun)

    an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety

  2. terror, scourge, threat(noun)

    a person who inspires fear or dread

    "he was the terror of the neighborhood"

  3. terror, brat, little terror, holy terror(noun)

    a very troublesome child

  4. terror(noun)

    the use of extreme fear in order to coerce people (especially for political reasons)

    "he used terror to make them confess"

Wiktionary

  1. terror(Noun)

    intense dread, fright, or fear.

    Etymology: From terreur, from accusative terrorem, from terreo, from tre-, tres-.

  2. terror(Noun)

    specific instances of being intensely terrified

    Etymology: From terreur, from accusative terrorem, from terreo, from tre-, tres-.

  3. terror(Noun)

    the action or quality of causing dread; terribleness, especially such qualities in narrative fiction

    Etymology: From terreur, from accusative terrorem, from terreo, from tre-, tres-.

  4. terror(Noun)

    something or someone that causes such fear.

    Etymology: From terreur, from accusative terrorem, from terreo, from tre-, tres-.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Terror(noun)

    extreme fear; fear that agitates body and mind; violent dread; fright

  2. Terror(noun)

    that which excites dread; a cause of extreme fear

Freebase

  1. Terror

    Terror is a hardcore punk band with members from Los Angeles, California and Richmond, Virginia. Their second album One with the Underdogs sold over 40,000 copies. They have toured throughout Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea, Mexico and South America. Their third album, Always the Hard Way reached No. 10 on Billboard Heatseekers and No. 19 on the Top Independent Records chart. Before Terror, vocalist Scott Vogel sang for Slugfest, Despair, and for Buffalo based hardcore metal act Buried Alive in the mid-90's. Drummer Nick Jett and ex-guitarist Todd Jones were members of the well-known hardcore band Carry On. Carl Schwartz, formerly of Sworn Vengeance, recorded much of Always the Hard Way after quitting the band to front First Blood full time. Vogel is widely known in the scene not just for his efforts to keep hardcore "pure" and "fun," but for his love of stagedives, and for his tendency for bizarre and often hilarious on-stage banter, known colloquially as "Vogelisms". Examples include: "We need to elevate the maximum stagedive potential", "Take this shit to the next level", "Who cares if you're Christian?", and "Maximum output! Activate the pit!" Terror also participated in the first two years of the Sounds of the Underground tour. Their new album due out in 2012 is to be titled "Live By The Code." "Live By The Code" was pushed back to April 2013 and will be released by Victory Records on CD and by Reaper Records for the vinyl. The band explained the decision to go with Victory on their Twitter account, Facebook account and via their official website. Terror's 2013 album "Live By The Code" was the band's first time charting on the The Billboard 200 at #121. It was also number one on the Heatseekers chart and #28 on Independent chart. LBTC sold 3,177 copies in its first week

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Terror

    ter′or, n. extreme fear: an object of fear or dread—(Milt.) Terr′our.—adj. Terr′or-haunt′ed, haunted with terror.—n. Terrorisā′tion.—v.t. Terr′orise, to terrify: to govern by terror.—ns. Terr′oriser, one who terrorises; Terr′orism, a state of terror: a state which impresses terror: an organised system of intimidation; Terr′orist, one who rules by terror.—adjs. Terr′orless, free from terror: harmless; Terr′or-smit′ten, -strick′en, -struck, seized with terror, terrified.—v.t. Terr′or-strike, to smite with terror.—King of Terrors, death; Reign of Terror, or The Terror, the period of fever in the first French Revolution, during which the king, the queen, thousands of victims—the innocent and the guilty—the Girondists, Danton, Madame Roland, and at last Robespierre, were hurried to the guillotine. [L. terrorterrēre, to frighten.]

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'terror' in Nouns Frequency: #2138

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of terror in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of terror in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of terror in a Sentence

  1. Arsen Ostrovsky:

    She literally looked us in the face and said that the Iranian leaders call for genocide against Israel and Jews was an acceptable form of political discourse, twitter cannot, on the one hand, say it is committed to tackling hate and violence when it continues to provide an unfiltered platform to the Iranian leader to continue espousing calls for genocide and terror.

  2. Jeff King:

    Father Josiah Trenham said. The incident took place on April 12, some four months after a terror attack left 14 dead in nearby San Bernardino, and just over three months before a French priest was killed by ISIS-linked jihadists in his church. The events, whether far or near, underscore a grim new reality for pastors such as Father Josiah Trenham : Instead of offering sanctuary from evil, churches could in fact be attractive targets for terror. Many churches are now hiring self-defense instructors for classes or security guards that include off-duty police, said Ryan Mauro, a professor of Homeland Security at Liberty University and national security analyst for the Clarion Project. If you are an Islamist terrorist seeking self-glory, executing a priest will bring you more attention than executing an average civilian. While no lethal terror attacks have occurred inside a U.S. church to date, experts like Jeff King, president of International Christian Concern, notes the threat tally is growing. I'm pretty sure there will be attacks in the future, until [ radical Islam is defeated ], we can expect Christians, including in the West, to rationally tighten security measures and try to protect themselves from attack. In February, Khial Abu-Rayyan, 21, of Dearborn Heights, Mich., was arrested after Khial Abu-Rayyan told an undercover The FBI agent Khial Abu-Rayyan was preparing to shoot up a major church near Khial Abu-Rayyan home on behalf of ISIS. A month earlier, the Rev. Roger Spradlin of Valley Baptist Church – one of the biggest congregations in Bakersfield, Calif. – told attendees that they had received a threat written in Arabic. Undercover officers were then placed during worship services.

  3. Donald Trump:

    I don't know who they are. I know nothing about them, it was done because I am a big believer in fighting radical Islam terror, this was a depiction of radical Islamic terror.

  4. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio:

    This is a civilizational struggle between the values of freedom and liberty, and radical Islamic terror. What happened in Paris could happen here, there is no middle ground. These aren't disgruntled or disempowered people. These are radical terrorists who want to kill us, because we let women drive, because we let girls go to school.

  5. State John Kerry on Tuesday:

    And today I express my complete condemnation for any act of terror that takes innocent lives and disrupts the day-to-day life of a nation.

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