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  1. dread

    • IPA[drɛd]

    英式

    • v.
      anticipate with great apprehension or fear;regard with great awe or reverence
    • n.
      great fear or apprehension;a sudden take-off and flight of a flock of gulls or other birds
    • adj.
      greatly feared; dreadful;regarded with awe; greatly revered
    • verb: dread, 3rd person present: dreads, gerund or present participle: dreading, past tense: dreaded, past participle: dreaded

    • noun: dread, plural noun: dreads

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. anticipate with great apprehension or fear Jane was dreading the party I dread to think what Russell will say
    • 2. archaic regard with great awe or reverence the man whom Henry dreaded as the future champion of English freedom

    名詞

    • 1. great fear or apprehension the thought of returning to London filled her with dread I used to have a dread of Friday afternoons
    • 2. a sudden take-off and flight of a flock of gulls or other birds flocks of wood sandpiper, often excitable, noisy, and given to dreads
    • 3. informal a person with dreadlocks the band appeals to dreads and baldheads alike
    • dreadlocks Lyon combed his fingers through Curtis' dreads

    形容詞

    • 1. greatly feared; dreadful he was stricken with the dread disease and died
    • 2. archaic regarded with awe; greatly revered that dread being we dare oppose