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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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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 river
fear
O.E. fær "danger, peril," from P.Gmc. *færa (cf. O.S. far "ambush," O.N. far "harm, distress, deception," Ger. Gefahr "danger"), from PIE base *per- "to try, risk, come over, go through" (perhaps connected with Gk. peira "trial, attempt, experience," L. periculum "trial, risk, danger"). Sense of "uneasiness caused by possible danger" developed late 12c. The verb is from O.E. færan "terrify, frighten," originally transitive (sense preserved in archaic I fear me). Sense of "feel fear" is late 14c. Related: Feared; fearing. O.E. words for "fear" as we now use it were ege, fyrhto; as a verb, ondrædan.
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fear river in Medicine

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

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