n 1: an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain
or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or
fight) [syn: fearfulness
] [ant: fearlessness
2: an anxious feeling; "care had aged him"; "they hushed it up
out of fear of public reaction" [syn: concern
v 1: be afraid or feel anxious or apprehensive about a possible
or probable situation or event; "I fear she might get
2: be afraid or scared of; be frightened of; "I fear the
winters in Moscow"; "We should not fear the Communists!"
3: be sorry; used to introduce an unpleasant statement: "I fear
I won't make it to your wedding party"
4: be uneasy or apprehensive about; "I fear the results of the
5: be in awe of; "Fear God as your father" [syn: reverence