TER'ROR, noun [Latin terror from terreo, to frighten.]
1. Extreme fear; violent dread; fright; fear that agitates the body and mind.
The sword without, and terror within. Deuteronomy 32:25.
The terrors of God do set themselves in array against me. Job 6:4.
2. That which may excite dread; the cause of extreme fear.
Rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Romans 13:3.
Those enormous terrors of the Nile.
3. In Scripture, the sudden judgments of God are called terrors.Psalms 73:19.
4. The threatenings of wicked men, or evil apprehended from them. 1 Peter 3:14.
5. Awful majesty, calculated to impress fear. 2 Corinthians 5:11.
6. Death is emphatically styled the king of terrors.