Middle English Dictionary Entry

fēr n.(1)
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(a) The emotion of fear; a state of being afraid; haven ~, to have fear, be afraid; (b) for ~, because of fear; for ~ of, for fear of (something); in ~, in fear, afraid; putten in (into) ~, to frighten; withouten ~, out of ~, without fear, fearless, fearlessly.
(a) Something which inspires fear; a fearful thing, action, or situation; danger ; (b) the power to inspire fear, fearsomeness, formidableness.