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Terror may refer to:

  • Fear, an emotional response to threats and danger
  • Horror and terror, standard literary and psychological concepts, especially as applied to Gothic literature
  • Terrorism, a policy or act intended to intimidate or cause terror, usually for the furtherance of ideological goals
  • State-sponsored terrorism, terrorism sponsored by nation-states
  • State terrorism, acts of terrorism conducted by governments
  • Political repression, persecution of individuals or groups for political reasons, often a policy of some states towards their own citizens

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History

  • Reign of Terror, a period of extreme violence, 1793 - 1794, during the French Revolution
    • The last weeks of the Reign of Terror are sometimes referred to as the "Red Terror" or "Great Terror"; see below for other uses of those terms.
  • Red Terror, a campaign of repression and violence by Bolsheviks in Soviet Russia 1918 - 1922
  • White Terror, acts of violence by reactionary groups as part of a counter-revolution
  • Great Terror, another name for the Great Purge, campaigns of repression and persecution in the Soviet Union during the late 1930s

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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

See also Terror

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English

Etymology

From Old French terreur (terror, fear, dread) < Latin accusative terrorem (fright, fear, terror) < terrere (to frighten, terrify) < Proto-Indo-European *tre- (to shake), Proto-Indo-European *tres- (to tremble).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
terror

Plural
terrors

terror (plural terrors)

  1. Extreme or intense fear.
  2. Something that causes such fear.

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Translations

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External links

  • terror in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • terror in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

Latin

Etymology

From terreō (frighten, terrify).

Noun

terror (genitive terrōris); m, third declension

  1. a dread, terror, great fear, alarm, panic
  2. an object of fear or dread

Inflection

Number Singular Plural
nominative terror terrōrēs
genitive terrōris terrōrum
dative terrōrī terrōribus
accusative terrōrem terrōrēs
ablative terrōre terrōribus
vocative terror terrōrēs

Related terms

  • terribilitās
  • terricula

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Portuguese

Noun

terror m (plural terrores)

  1. terror

Spanish

Noun

terror m. (plural terrores)

Singular
terror m.

Plural
terrores m.

  1. horror
  2. terror

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Simple English

Simple English Wiktionary has the word meaning for:

Terror is a state of fear, an overwhelming sense of imminent danger.

  • Horror and terror

Terror could also mean:

In history
  • Reign of Terror, a period of extreme violence, 1793 - 1794, during the French Revolution
    • The last weeks of the Reign of Terror are sometimes referred to as the "Red Terror" or "Great Terror"; see below for other uses of those terms.
  • Red Terror, a campaign of repression and violence by Bolsheviks in Soviet Russia 1918 - 1922
  • White Terror, acts of violence by reactionary groups as part of a counter-revolution
    • The White Terror (France), two similar movements against the French Revolution 1794 - 1795
  • Great Terror, another name for the Great Purge, campaigns of repression and persecution in the Soviet Union during the late 1930s
In popular culture
  • The Terror (1963 film), a 1963 horror film directed by Roger Corman
  • The Terror (novel), a 2007 novel by Dan Simmons
  • Terror (band), an American hardcore punk band from California
  • "Terror", a song by My Ruin from their 1999 album Speak and Destroy
In comics
  • Terror (New England Comics), a supervillain from The Tick comic books, cartoon, and live-action TV series
  • Terror Inc., a 1992 Marvel Comics series
  • Terror (Marvel Comics), the fictional Marvel Comics character of the 1940's
Other uses
  • Green terror, a tropical freshwater fish
  • Night terror, a sleep disorder
  • HMS Terror (disambiguation), nine ships of the Royal Navy
  • USS Terror (disambiguation), three ships of the United States Navy
  • Mount Terror (disambiguation), two mountains

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