What does the word fright mean?

Usage examples for fright

  1. The Marchesa thought he had gone mad with fright, which in fact he had. – Story of My Life, volumes 1-3 by Augustus J. C. Hare
  2. The old woman died of fright when she saw the dogs. – Eskimo Folktales by Unknown
  3. In truth Conward, having somewhat recovered from his fright, was in rather good spirits. – The Cow Puncher by Robert J. C. Stead