Origin of terror
Examples from the Web for terror
And that is an awful lot less bloody than what happened during the Reign of Terror.
The Sputnik shapes seem like a nod to Cold War surveillance morphing into Age of Terror surveillance.
Yet his liberal voice was too often silenced on War on Terror issues.Eric Holder’s Legacy: Bold on Equality, Less So on Civil Liberties|Geoffrey R. Stone|September 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Oddly enough, it was initially conceived as a weapon for the Global War on Terror.
World War II had its parades; Vietnam had its protests; and the War on Terror?
This breach we called Tucker's Terror, upon his exprest fear.
Terror and the cold beef combined, strong ale and intense alarm, prevent them from stirring.George Cruikshank's Omnibus|George Cruikshank
But it was only at night that Terror crept from its cupboard and leapt on to Peter's shoulders.Fortitude|Hugh Walpole
Ben was thinking of the old man—he must have been quite young then—who was in prison through that awful Reign of Terror.A Little Girl in Old New York|Amanda Millie Douglas
In 1793, the Reign of Terror coincided exactly with the season of public danger.Lectures on the French Revolution|John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
British Dictionary definitions for terror
Word Origin for terror
Word Origin and History for terror
late 14c., "great fear," from Old French terreur (14c.), from Latin terrorem (nominative terror) "great fear, dread," from terrere "fill with fear, frighten," from PIE root *tre- "shake" (see terrible). Meaning "quality of causing dread" is attested from 1520s; terror bombing first recorded 1941, with reference to German air attack on Rotterdam. Sense of "a person fancied as a source of terror" (often with deliberate exaggeration, as of a naughty child) is recorded from 1883. The Reign of Terror in French history (March 1793-July 1794) so called in English from 1801. Old English words for "terror" included broga and egesa.
Idioms and Phrases with terror
see holy terror.