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Webster 1913 Edition


Horror

Hor′ror

,
Noun.
[Formerly written
horrour
.]
[L.
horror
, fr.
horrere
to bristle, to shiver, to tremble with cold or dread, to be dreadful or terrible; cf. Skr.
h[GREEK]sh
to bristle.]
1.
A bristling up; a rising into roughness; tumultuous movement.
[Archaic]
Such fresh
horror
as you see driven through the wrinkled waves.
Chapman.
2.
A shaking, shivering, or shuddering, as in the cold fit which precedes a fever; in old medical writings, a chill of less severity than a rigor, and more marked than an algor.
3.
A painful emotion of fear, dread, and abhorrence; a shuddering with terror and detestation; the feeling inspired by something frightful and shocking.
How could this, in the sight of heaven, without
horrors
of conscience be uttered?
Milton.
4.
That which excites horror or dread, or is horrible; gloom; dreariness.
Breathes a browner
horror
on the woods.
Pope.
The horrors
,
delirium tremens.
[Colloq.]

Webster 1828 Edition


Horror

HOR'ROR

,
Noun.
[L. from horreo, to shake or shiver, or to set up the bristles,to be rough.]
1.
A shaking, shivering or shuddering, as in the cold fit which precedes a fever. This ague is usually accompanied with a contraction of the skin into small wrinkles, giving it a kind of roughness.
2.
An excessive degree of fear,or a painful emotion which makes a person tremble; terror; a shuddering with fear; but appropriately, terror or a sensation approaching it, accompanied with hatred or detestation. Horror is often a passion compounded of fear and hatred or disgust. The recital of a bloody deed fills us with horror.
A horror of great darkness fell on Abram. Gen.15.
Horror hath taken hold on me, because of the wicked that forsake thy law. Ps.119.
3.
That which may excite horror or dread; gloom; dreariness.
And breathes a browner horror on the woods.
4.
Dreadful thoughts.
5.
Distressing scenes; as the horrors of war or famine.

Definition 2022


Horror

Horror

See also: horror

German

Noun

Horror m (genitive Horrors, no plural)

  1. horror

Declension

Derived terms

horror

horror

See also: Horror

English

Alternative forms

  • horrour (UK, hypercorrect spelling or archaic)

Noun

horror (countable and uncountable, plural horrors)

  1. (countable, uncountable) An intense painful emotion of fear or repugnance.
  2. (countable) An intense dislike or aversion; an abhorrence.
  3. (uncountable) A genre of fiction, meant to evoke a feeling of fear and suspense.
    • 1898 July 3, Philadelphia Inquirer, page 22:
      The Home Magazine for July (Binghamton and New York) contains ‘The Patriots' War Chant,’ a poem by Douglas Malloch; ‘The Story of the War,’ by Theodore Waters; ‘A Horseman in the Sky,’ by Ambrose Bierce, with a portrait of Mr. Bierce, whose tales of horror are horrible of themselves, not as war is horrible; ‘A Yankee Hero,’ by W. L. Calver; ‘The Warfare of the Future,’ by Louis Seemuller; ‘Florence Nightingale,’ by Susan E. Dickenson, with two rare portraits, etc.
    • 1917 February 11, New York Times, Book reviews, page 52:
      Those who enjoy horror, stories overflowing with blood and black mystery, will be grateful to Richard Marsh for writing ‘The Beetle.’
    • 1947, Dracula (1931) re-release poster, tagline:
      A Nightmare of Horror!
  4. (informal) An intense anxiety or a nervous depression; this sense can also be spoken or written as the horrors.

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Hungarian

Etymology

From Latin horrere (to be terrified).[1]

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈhorːor]
  • Hyphenation: hor‧ror

Noun

horror (plural horrorok)

  1. horror

Declension

Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative horror horrorok
accusative horrort horrorokat
dative horrornak horroroknak
instrumental horrorral horrorokkal
causal-final horrorért horrorokért
translative horrorrá horrorokká
terminative horrorig horrorokig
essive-formal horrorként horrorokként
essive-modal
inessive horrorban horrorokban
superessive horroron horrorokon
adessive horrornál horroroknál
illative horrorba horrorokba
sublative horrorra horrorokra
allative horrorhoz horrorokhoz
elative horrorból horrorokból
delative horrorról horrorokról
ablative horrortól horroroktól
Possessive forms of horror
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. horrorom horroraim
2nd person sing. horrorod horroraid
3rd person sing. horrora horrorai
1st person plural horrorunk horroraink
2nd person plural horrorotok horroraitok
3rd person plural horroruk horroraik
Possessive forms of horror
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. horrorom horrorjaim
2nd person sing. horrorod horrorjaid
3rd person sing. horrorja horrorjai
1st person plural horrorunk horrorjaink
2nd person plural horrorotok horrorjaitok
3rd person plural horrorjuk horrorjaik

References

  1. Tótfalusi István, Idegenszó-tár: Idegen szavak értelmező és etimológiai szótára. Tinta Könyvkiadó, Budapest, 2005, ISBN 963 7094 20 2

Latin

Etymology

From horreo + -or.

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈhor.ror/, [ˈhɔr.rɔr]

Noun

horror m (genitive horrōris); third declension

  1. bristling (standing on end)
  2. shaking, shivering, chill
  3. dread, terror, horror

Inflection

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative horror horrōrēs
genitive horrōris horrōrum
dative horrōrī horrōribus
accusative horrōrem horrōrēs
ablative horrōre horrōribus
vocative horror horrōrēs

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Old French

Alternative forms

Noun

horror f (oblique plural horrors, nominative singular horror, nominative plural horrors)

  1. horror or terror

Descendants


Portuguese

Etymology

From Latin horror, horroris.

Pronunciation

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ɔˈʁoɾ/
  • Hyphenation: hor‧ror

Noun

horror m (plural horrores)

  1. horror

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Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /oˈroɾ/

Etymology

From Latin horror, horroris

Noun

horror m (plural horrores)

  1. horror

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