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Middle English[edit]



  1. Full of dread or fear; afraid.
    • 1387–1400, Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales, General Prologue, Line 607:
      They were adrad of him as of death.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for adrad in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)