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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 fear /ˈfɪr/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 fear /ˈfɪ(ə)r/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fear n. A variant of Fere, a mate, a companion. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fear, n.
 1. A painful emotion or passion excited by the expectation of evil, or the apprehension of impending danger; apprehension; anxiety; solicitude; alarm; dread.
 Note:The degrees of this passion, beginning with the most moderate, may be thus expressed, -- apprehension, fear, dread, fright, terror.
    Fear is an uneasiness of the mind, upon the thought of future evil likely to befall us.   --Locke.
    Where no hope is left, is left no fear.   --Milton.
 2. Script. (a) Apprehension of incurring, or solicitude to avoid, God's wrath; the trembling and awful reverence felt toward the Supreme Being. (b) Respectful reverence for men of authority or worth.
    I will put my fear in their hearts.   --Jer. xxxii. 40.
    I will teach you the fear of the Lord.   --Ps. xxxiv. 11.
    Render therefore to all their dues; tribute to whom tribute is due . . . fear to whom fear.   --Rom. xiii. 7.
 3. That which causes, or which is the object of, apprehension or alarm; source or occasion of terror; danger; dreadfulness.
    There were they in great fear, where no fear was.   --Ps. liii. 5.
    The fear of your adventure would counsel you to a more equal enterprise.   --Shak.
 For fear, in apprehension lest. For fear you ne'er see chain nor money more.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fear, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Feared p. pr. & vb. n. Fearing.]
 1. To feel a painful apprehension of; to be afraid of; to consider or expect with emotion of alarm or solicitude.
    I will fear no evil, for thou art with me.   --Ps. xxiii. 4.
 Note: With subordinate clause.
    I greatly fear my money is not safe.   --Shak.
    I almost fear to quit your hand.   --D. Jerrold.
 2. To have a reverential awe of; to be solicitous to avoid the displeasure of.
    Leave them to God above; him serve and fear.   --Milton.
 3. To be anxious or solicitous for;  now replaced by fear for. [R.]
    The sins of the father are to be laid upon the children, therefore . . . I fear you.   --Shak.
 4. To suspect; to doubt. [Obs.]
    Ay what else, fear you not her courage?   --Shak.
 5. To affright; to terrify; to drive away or prevent approach of by fear. [Obs.]
    Fear their people from doing evil.   --Robynson (More's Utopia).
    Tush, tush! fear boys with bugs.   --Shak.
 Syn: -- To apprehend; dread; reverence; venerate.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fear, v. i. To be in apprehension of evil; to be afraid; to feel anxiety on account of some expected evil.
    I exceedingly fear and quake.   --Heb. xii. 21.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fere n.  A mate or companion; -- often used of a wife. [Obs.] [Written also fear and feere.]
    And Cambel took Cambrina to his fere.   --Spenser.
 In fere, together; in company. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain
           or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or
           fight) [syn: fearfulness, fright] [ant: fearlessness]
      2: an anxious feeling; "care had aged him"; "they hushed it up
         out of fear of public reaction" [syn: concern, care]
      3: a profound emotion inspired by a deity; "the fear of God"
         [syn: reverence, awe, veneration]
      v 1: be afraid or feel anxious or apprehensive about a possible
           or probable situation or event; "I fear she might get
      2: be afraid or scared of; be frightened of; "I fear the
         winters in Moscow"; "We should not fear the Communists!"
         [syn: dread]
      3: be sorry; used to introduce an unpleasant statement; "I fear
         I won't make it to your wedding party"
      4: be uneasy or apprehensive about; "I fear the results of the
         final exams"
      5: regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider
         hallowed or exalted or be in awe of; "Fear God as your
         father"; "We venerate genius" [syn: reverence, revere,