verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of dread
Examples from the Web for dread
The name that most Republicans seem both to expect and dread to consider running is Vito Fossella.
A few worries, to be sure, but not that cousin of depression and anxiety, dread.
Dread is the feeling I get when something bad seems to be on the way, and I know that there's not a damn thing I can do about it.
People will testify they were cured of dread diseases when they prayed to Romero.Why Pope Francis Wants to Declare Murdered Archbishop Romero a Saint|Christopher Dickey|August 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Throughout, they demonstrate a sophisticated appreciation for an artistic quest that was haunted by dread, persecution, and loss.
It was a dread to see what was so carefully hidden by that breezy reserve.The Explorer|W. Somerset Maugham
The thirteen-year-old brow is puckered with anguish, the child-face pale with dread, tear after tear falls from the innocent eyes.Stories and Pictures|Isaac Loeb Peretz
There was nothing to detain him in town but the dread of communicating this intelligence to his wife.Debit and Credit|Gustav Freytag
They pleaded with her, on bended knees, in the village church, to ward off this dread enemy and to send them protection.Our Little Polish Cousin|Florence E. Mendel
She clung to him in an agony of dread lest he should go, and her sobs grew less frequent.The Master of the Ceremonies|George Manville Fenn