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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Horror \Hor"ror\, n. [Formerly written horrour.] [L. horror, fr. horrere to bristle, to shiver, to tremble with cold or dread, to be dreadful or terrible; cf. Skr. h?sh to bristle.] 1. A bristling up; a rising into roughness; tumultuous movement. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] Such fresh horror as you see driven through the wrinkled waves. --Chapman. [1913 Webster] 2. A shaking, shivering, or shuddering, as in the cold fit which precedes a fever; in old medical writings, a chill of less severity than a rigor, and more marked than an algor. [1913 Webster] 3. A painful emotion of fear, dread, and abhorrence; a shuddering with terror and detestation; the feeling inspired by something frightful and shocking. [1913 Webster] How could this, in the sight of heaven, without horrors of conscience be uttered? --Milton. [1913 Webster] 4. That which excites horror or dread, or is horrible; gloom; dreariness. [1913 Webster] Breathes a browner horror on the woods. --Pope. [1913 Webster] The horrors, delirium tremens. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]