What does terror mean?

Definitions for terror
ˈtɛr ərter·ror

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. panic, terror, affrightnoun

    an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety

  2. terror, scourge, threatnoun

    a person who inspires fear or dread

    "he was the terror of the neighborhood"

  3. terror, brat, little terror, holy terrornoun

    a very troublesome child

  4. terrornoun

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

    "he used terror to make them confess"

Wiktionary

  1. terrornoun

    intense dread, fright, or fear.

  2. terrornoun

    specific instances of being intensely terrified

  3. terrornoun

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

  4. terrornoun

    something or someone that causes such fear.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Terrornoun

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

  2. Terrornoun

    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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  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. Jimmy Gurul:

    It’s pretty obvious just from the text that it was in response to the 9/11 attacks and intended to authorize the president to use force and kill the persons responsible for the terror attacks, here we are 16 years after the authorization was passed by Congress.

  2. Ted Cruz:

    It is striking that the day after Donald Trump called for weakening NATO, withdrawing from NATO, we see Brussels, where NATO is headquartered, the subject of a radical Islamic terror attack.

  3. Ebrahim Raisi:

    Giving concession to the Iranian regime will embolden them to kill their own people, to wage terror in the region, and rapidly dash to a nuclear bomb, i urge the Biden administration to quickly change course with Iran and pay attention to what over 250 bipartisan House members said in H.Res.118, and that is ‘ we stand with the people of Iran who are continuing to hold legitimate and peaceful protests against an oppressive and corrupt regime. ’ Iran deserves that.

  4. Richard Milhous Nixon:

    The only thing we have to fear is fear itself--nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.

  5. Michael Knights:

    We could see the same number of civilian casualties next year or more, because we're in active, large-scale civil conflict, not just terror or insurgency.

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