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

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  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. Charles Krauthammer:

    I think, deep down, he believes the war on terror was a gross overreach.

  2. Saadi Shirazi:

    Anger that has no limit causes terror, and unseasonable kindness does away with respect. Be not so severe as to cause disgust, nor so lenient as to make people presume.

  3. Brian McEnroe:

    We are told that Jordan is an important ally in the war on terror, a war which I support, but I encourage our president and our administration to take a hard look at our relationship with an ally who would so callously disrespect the sacrifice made by our boys, uS Special Operations Command extends its deepest condolences to the families, friends and teammates of the three Special Forces Soldiers killed in this tragic incident.

  4. Danny Danon:

    We will not allow U.N. agencies to become branches of the Hamas terrorist organization. While U.N. workers should be focused on humanitarian assistance for the local residents, Hamas is attempting to cynically exploit these officials and turn them into accomplices to terror. the U.N. must act to put an immediate end to this unacceptable situation.

  5. Angela Alsobrooks:

    Mr. Bell committed these acts in six different movie theaters across our region in an attempt to cause widespread fear and panic because he enjoyed seeing the terror people showed as they fled the theaters.

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