Noah Webster's New International Dictionary of the English Language
1. (v. t.) To impress with sudden fear; to frighten; to alarm.
2. (p. a.) Affrighted.
3. (n.) Sudden and great fear; terror. It expresses a stronger impression than fear, or apprehension, perhaps less than terror.
4. (n.) The act of frightening; also, a cause of terror; an object of dread.