Definition of dread:
- A person highly revered.
- An object of terrified apprehension.
- Doubt; as, out of dread.
- Exciting great fear or apprehension; causing terror; frightful; dreadful.
- Fury; dreadfulness.
- Great fear in view of impending evil; fearful apprehension of danger; anticipatory terror.
- Inspiring with reverential fear; awful' venerable; as, dread sovereign; dread majesty; dread tribunal.
- Reverential or respectful fear; awe.
- To be in dread, or great fear.
- To fear in a great degree; to regard, or look forward to, with terrific apprehension.
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- expect (part of speech: verb)
- fear (part of speech: noun)
- expectation (part of speech: noun)
- "True and Other Stories", George Parsons Lathrop.
- "The Silver Horde", Rex Beach.
- "The Red Cockade", Stanley J. Weyman.