Meaning of dread
Pronunciation: (dred), [key]
- to fear greatly; be in extreme apprehension of: to dread death.
- to be reluctant to do, meet, or experience: I dread going to big parties.
- to hold in respectful awe.
- to be in great fear.
- terror or apprehension as to something in the future; great fear.
- a person or thing dreaded.
- deep awe or reverence.
- greatly feared; frightful; terrible.
- held in awe or reverential fear.
- dread (Thesaurus)