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Definition of dread:

  1. A person highly revered.
  2. An object of terrified apprehension.
  3. Doubt; as, out of dread.
  4. Exciting great fear or apprehension; causing terror; frightful; dreadful.
  5. Fury; dreadfulness.
  6. Great fear in view of impending evil; fearful apprehension of danger; anticipatory terror.
  7. Inspiring with reverential fear; awful' venerable; as, dread sovereign; dread majesty; dread tribunal.
  8. Reverential or respectful fear; awe.
  9. To be in dread, or great fear.
  10. To fear in a great degree; to regard, or look forward to, with terrific apprehension.


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