King of terrors
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • King of terrors — King King, n. [AS. cyng, cyning; akin to OS. kuning, D. koning, OHG. kuning, G. k[ o]nig, Icel. konungr, Sw. konung, Dan. konge; formed with a patronymic ending, and fr. the root of E. kin; cf. Icel. konr a man of noble birth. [root]44. See {Kin} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • king of terrors — noun Death • • • Main Entry: ↑king …   Useful english dictionary

  • King of Terrors — Death • • • Main Entry: ↑terror …   Useful english dictionary

  • King of Terrors — personification of death …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • king of terrors — n. death …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • King — King, n. [AS. cyng, cyning; akin to OS. kuning, D. koning, OHG. kuning, G. k[ o]nig, Icel. konungr, Sw. konung, Dan. konge; formed with a patronymic ending, and fr. the root of E. kin; cf. Icel. konr a man of noble birth. [root]44. See {Kin}.] 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • King auk — King King, n. [AS. cyng, cyning; akin to OS. kuning, D. koning, OHG. kuning, G. k[ o]nig, Icel. konungr, Sw. konung, Dan. konge; formed with a patronymic ending, and fr. the root of E. kin; cf. Icel. konr a man of noble birth. [root]44. See {Kin} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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