'Fright' definitions:

Definition of 'fright'

(from WordNet)
An emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight) [syn: fear, fearfulness, fright] [ant: bravery, fearlessness]
Cause fear in; "The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me"; "Ghosts could never affright her" [syn: frighten, fright, scare, affright]

Definition of 'Fright'

  • Fright \Fright\, v. t. [imp. Frighted; p. pr. & vb. n.. Frighting.] [OE. frigten to fear, frighten, AS. fyrhtan to frighten, forhtian to fear; akin to OS. forhtian, OHG. furihten, forahtan, G. f["u]rchten, Sw. frukta, Dan. frygte, Goth. faurhtjan. See Fright, n., and cf. Frighten.] To alarm suddenly; to shock by causing sudden fear; to terrify; to scare. [1913 Webster]
  • Nor exile or danger can fright a brave spirit. --Dryden.
  • Syn: To affright; dismay; daunt; intimidate. [1913 Webster]

Definition of 'Fright'

  • Fright \Fright\ (fr[imac]t), n. [OE. frigt, freyht, AS. fyrhto, fyrhtu; akin to OS. forhta, OHG. forhta, forahta, G. furcht, Dan. frygt, Sw. fruktan, Goth. fa['u]rhtei fear, fa['u]rhts timid.] [1913 Webster]
  • 1. A state of terror excited by the sudden appearance of danger; sudden and violent fear, usually of short duration; a sudden alarm. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. Anything strange, ugly or shocking, producing a feeling of alarm or aversion. [Colloq.]
  • Syn: Alarm; terror; consternation. See Alarm. [1913 Webster]