Definition of Dreads

1. Noun. (colloquial) dreadlocks ¹



2. Noun. (context: Rastafarianism) A Rastafarian person. ¹

3. Verb. (third-person singular of dread) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dreads

1. dread [v] - See also: dread

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dreads

dreadfulnesses
dreadfuls
dreading
dreadingly
dreadless
dreadlessness
dreadlock
dreadlocked
dreadlocking
dreadlocks
dreadly
dreadnaught
dreadnaughts
dreadnought
dreadnoughts
dreads (current term)
dream
dream-work
dream catcher
dream catchers
dream come true
dream factory
dream on
dream pain
dream pop
dream team
dream up
dreamable

Literary usage of Dreads

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1. The Antiquity of Proverbs: Fifty Familiar Proverbs and Folk Sayings with by Dwight Edwards Marvin (1922)
"While the proverb is intended to^ndicate that "Experience is the best teacher") its English form states that the burnt child dreads the fire, ..."

2. Diary of Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy Under Lincoln and Johnson by Gideon Welles (1911)
"... and Subjection to Stanton — His Indifference to Human Life — Stanton goading the Radicals to Impeachment — He dreads being out of Place — The President ..."

3. The Port Folio by Joseph Dennie, Asbury Dickins (1827)
"Whose shrieks of night e'en Echo dreads to note) (Save hy the prowling wolf, or lonely owl Rolls calmly onward to the mellow plain, And sips its sweets from ..."

4. English Synonymes Explained in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1881)
"... of his sinfulness : he is submissive to a maste; whose displeasure he dreads. She should be humble who would please, And she must suffer who can love. ..."

5. The American Scholar: An Address by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1901)
"... gret the coming state as untried; as a boy dreads the water before he has learned that he can swim. If there is any period one would desire to be born ..."

6. Memoirs of the Prince de Talleyrand by Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord (1891)
"... allies—Reply of their ministers—King Louis dreads the consequences of a breach—Advises conciliatory measures—Talleyrand convinced that weakness at this ..."

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