English to English meaning of 'fear'
an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)
a profound emotion inspired by a deity; "the fear of God"
an anxious feeling; "care had aged him"; "they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction"
regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of; "Fear God as your father"; "We venerate genius"
be afraid or scared of; be frightened of; "I fear the winters in Moscow"; "We should not fear the Communists!"
be uneasy or apprehensive about; "I fear the results of the final exams"
be sorry; used to introduce an unpleasant statement; "I fear I won''t make it to your wedding party"
be afraid or feel anxious or apprehensive about a possible or probable situation or event; "I fear she might get aggressive"
Related Phrases of 'fear'
1. Cape Fear -
a cape in southeastern North Carolina extending into the Atlantic Ocean
2. Cape Fear River -
a river in North Carolina that flows southeast to the Atlantic Ocean at Cape Fear
3. without fear -
in an unconcerned manner; "she could leave the children alone at home without fear"
Synonyms of 'fear'
bother, worry, fret, fuss, stew, stress, sweat, trouble
Examples of 'fear'
of gun violence is shared by Vice Mayor Larry Reid. Read Article
There's no need to fear
He was a cruel king who was fear
ed and hated by his subjects.
As Nortel's former employees get older, they fear
the court battles will outlast them. Read Article
Libya: Westerners urged to leave Benghazi for fear
of attacks. Read Article
An oversaturated market is not only a fear
for MBA students. Read Article
Starbucks fights shy of UK figures amid fear
of tax backlash. Read Article