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The Meaning of dread

  • (v. t.) To fear in a great degree; to regard, or look forward to, with terrific apprehension.
  • (v. i.) To be in dread, or great fear.
  • (n.) Great fear in view of impending evil; fearful apprehension of danger; anticipatory terror.
  • (n.) Reverential or respectful fear; awe.
  • (n.) An object of terrified apprehension.
  • (n.) A person highly revered.
  • (n.) Fury; dreadfulness.
  • (n.) Doubt; as, out of dread.
  • (a.) Exciting great fear or apprehension; causing terror; frightful; dreadful.
  • (a.) Inspiring with reverential fear; awful' venerable; as, dread sovereign; dread majesty; dread tribunal.

Synonyms

apprehension , pinch , savvy , collar , misgiving , arrest , taking into custody , understanding , catch , apprehensiveness , discernment , reverence , venerate , fear , revere , alarm , affright , disquietude , fright , solicitude , terror , consternation , panic , timidity , dismay

Antonyms

unalarming , assurance , calmness , confidence , repose , security

Homophones

dred , dredd

Rhymes

abed , aforesaid , ahead , airhead , arrowhead , bankhead , beachhead , bed , bedspread , behead , blockhead , bloodshed , bobsled , bread , bred , bridgehead , broadhead , bulkhead , bullhead , coed , copperhead , dead , deadhead , deathbed , dragonhead , drumhead , ed , egghead , embed , farmstead , fed , figurehead , flathead , fled , fred , freda , ged , gingerbread , godhead , hampstead , hardhead , head , hollingshead , homestead , horsehead , hotbed , imbed , inbred , infrared , instead , lead , led , letterhead , loggerhead , marblehead , masthead , med , misread , ned , overhead , pled , purebred , read , reade , red , redd , redhead , retread , riverhead , roundhead , said , shed , shred , skinhead , sled , spearhead , sped , spread , stead , steelhead , sudafed , ted , thickhead , thoroughbred , thread , tread , unread , unsaid , unwed , warhead , watershed , wed , wellhead , whitehead , widespread , woodshed , zed , armstead , biomed , bled , brodhead , calfed , dred , featherbed , flatbed , interbred , jed , misled , newlywed , numed , overfed , cornbread , dredd , nedd , riverbed , sayed , schwed , seabed , sffed , shead , shedd , sledd , swed , szwed , trailhead , unted , wedd , wehde