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Fear

[feer] /fɪər/
noun
1.
a river in SE North Carolina. 202 miles (325 km) long.
2.
Cape, a cape at its mouth.
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British Dictionary definitions for fear cape

fear

/fɪə/
noun
1.
a feeling of distress, apprehension, or alarm caused by impending danger, pain, etc
2.
a cause of this feeling
3.
awe; reverence: fear of God
4.
concern; anxiety
5.
possibility; chance: there is no fear of that happening
6.
for fear of, for fear that, for fear lest, to forestall or avoid
7.
no fear, certainly not
8.
put the fear of God into, to frighten
verb
9.
to be afraid (to do something) or of (a person or thing); dread
10.
(transitive) to revere; respect
11.
(transitive; takes a clause as object) to be sorry: used to lessen the effect of an unpleasant statement: I fear that you have not won
12.
(intransitive) foll by for. to feel anxiety about something
13.
an archaic word for frighten
Derived Forms
fearer, noun
fearless, adjective
fearlessly, adverb
fearlessness, noun
Word Origin
Old English fǣr; related to Old High German fāra, Old Norse fār hostility, Latin perīculum danger
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Word Origin and History for fear cape

fear

n.

Old English fær "calamity, sudden danger, peril," from Proto-Germanic *feraz "danger" (cf. Old Saxon far "ambush," Old Norse far "harm, distress, deception," Dutch gevaar, German Gefahr "danger"), from PIE root *per- "to try, risk, come over, go through" (perhaps connected with Greek peira "trial, attempt, experience," Latin periculum "trial, risk, danger").

Sense of "uneasiness caused by possible danger" developed late 12c. Old English words for "fear" as we now use it were ege, fyrhto; as a verb, ondrædan.

v.

Old English færan "terrify, frighten," originally transitive (sense preserved in archaic I fear me and somewhat revived in digital gaming). Meaning "feel fear" is late 14c. Cognate with Old Saxon faron "to lie in wait," Middle Dutch vaeren "to fear," Old High German faren "to plot against," Old Norse færa "to taunt." See fear (n.). Related: Feared; fearing.

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fear cape in Medicine

fear (fēr)
n.
A feeling of agitation and dread caused by the presence or imminence of danger.

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