Pronunciation: (fēr),[key] —n. 1. a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid.
2. a specific instance of or propensity for such a feeling: an abnormal fear of heights. 3. concern or anxiety; solicitude: a fear for someone's safety. 4. reverential awe, esp. toward God.
5. that which causes a feeling of being afraid; that of which a person is afraid: Cancer is a common fear.
—v.t. 1. to regard with fear; be afraid of.
2. to have reverential awe of.
3. Archaic.to experience fear in (oneself).
—v.i. to have fear; be afraid.
Pronunciation: (fēr),[key] —n. 1. a river in SE North Carolina. 202 mi. (325 km) long.
2. Cape, a cape at its mouth.