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fear



Pronunciation: (fēr), [key]
n.
1. a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid.
2. a specific instance of or propensity for such a feeling: an abnormal fear of heights.
3. concern or anxiety; solicitude: a fear for someone's safety.
4. reverential awe, esp. toward God.
5. that which causes a feeling of being afraid; that of which a person is afraid: Cancer is a common fear.

v.t.
1. to regard with fear; be afraid of.
2. to have reverential awe of.
3. Archaic.to experience fear in (oneself).

v.i.
to have fear; be afraid.

Fear



Pronunciation: (fēr), [key]
n.
1. a river in SE North Carolina. 202 mi. (325 km) long.
2. Cape, a cape at its mouth.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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