Definition of PANIC

noun : PANIC

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 2. (

    ) sudden mass fear and anxiety over anticipated events; "panic in the stock market"; "a war scare"; "a bomb scare led them to evacuate the building" ;

verb : PANIC

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) be overcome by a sudden fear; "The students panicked when told that final exams were less than a week away" ;

  • 2. (

    ) cause sudden fear in or fill with sudden panic; "The mere thought of an isolation cell panicked the prisoners" ;


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