|1.||[ noun ] an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)|
|Related terms:||fearlessness emotion panic horror alarm apprehension frisson hysteria timidity awe scare creeps intimidation stage_fright cold_sweat frighten afraid unafraid|
|2.||[ verb ] be afraid or feel anxious or apprehensive about a possible or probable situation or event|
"I fear she might get aggressive"
|Related terms:||worry concern|
|3.||[ verb ] be afraid or scared of; be frightened of|
"I fear the winters in Moscow" "We should not fear the Communists!"
|Related terms:||panic apprehension|
|4.||[ noun ] an anxious feeling|
"care had aged him" "they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction"
|Related terms:||anxiety concern|
|5.||[ verb ] be sorry; used to introduce an unpleasant statement|
: "I fear I won't make it to your wedding party"
|6.||[ noun ] (religion) a profound emotion inspired by a deity|
|Synonyms:||reverence veneration awe|
"the fear of God"
|Related terms:||emotion reverence|
|7.||[ verb ] be uneasy or apprehensive about|
"I fear the results of the final exams"
|8.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 25619|
|9.||[ verb ] (religion) regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of|
|Synonyms:||revere venerate reverence|
"Fear God as your father" "We venerate genius"
|Related terms:||respect worship enshrine awe reverence|