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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Terror \Ter"ror\, n. [L. terror, akin to terrere to frighten, for tersere; akin to Gr. ? to flee away, dread, Skr. tras to tremble, to be afraid, Russ. triasti to shake: cf. F. terreur. Cf. Deter.] 1. Extreme fear; fear that agitates body and mind; violent dread; fright. [1913 Webster] Terror seized the rebel host. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. That which excites dread; a cause of extreme fear. [1913 Webster] Those enormous terrors of the Nile. --Prior. [1913 Webster] Rulers are not a terror to good works. --Rom. xiii. 3. [1913 Webster] There is no terror, Cassius, in your threats. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Note: Terror is used in the formation of compounds which are generally self-explaining: as, terror-fraught, terror-giving, terror-smitten, terror-stricken, terror-struck, and the like. [1913 Webster] King of terrors, death. --Job xviii. 14. Reign of Terror. (French Hist.) See in Dictionary of Noted Names in Fiction. [1913 Webster] Syn: Alarm; fright; consternation; dread; dismay. See Alarm. [1913 Webster]