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The panic of the Depression loosened my inhibitions against being different. I could be myself.
Emanuel Celler

Meaning of "panic" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PANIC

From French panique, from New Latin pānicus, from Greek panikos emanating from Pan, considered as the source of irrational fear.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PANIC

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PANIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Panic is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb panic in English.

WHAT DOES PANIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Panic

Panic is a sudden sensation of fear which is so strong as to dominate or prevent reason and logical thinking, replacing it with overwhelming feelings of anxiety and frantic agitation consistent with an animalistic fight-or-flight reaction. Panic may occur singularly in individuals or manifest suddenly in large groups as mass panic. The word panic derives from the Greek πανικός, "pertaining to shepherd god Pan", who took amusement from frightening herds of goats and sheep into sudden bursts of uncontrollable fear. The ancient Greeks credited the battle of Marathon's victory to Pan, using his name for the frenzied, frantic fear exhibited by the fleeing enemy soldiers. Prehistoric men used mass panic as a technique when hunting animals, especially ruminants. Herds reacting to unusually strong sounds or unfamiliar visual effects were directed towards cliffs, where they eventually jumped to their deaths when cornered.

Definition of panic in the English dictionary

The first definition of panic in the dictionary is a sudden overwhelming feeling of terror or anxiety, esp one affecting a whole group of people. Other definition of panic is of or resulting from such terror. Panic is also to feel or cause to feel panic.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO PANIC

PRESENT

Present
I panic
you panic
he/she/it panics
we panic
you panic
they panic
Present continuous
I am panicking
you are panicking
he/she/it is panicking
we are panicking
you are panicking
they are panicking
Present perfect
I have panicked
you have panicked
he/she/it has panicked
we have panicked
you have panicked
they have panicked
Present perfect continuous
I have been panicking
you have been panicking
he/she/it has been panicking
we have been panicking
you have been panicking
they have been panicking
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I panicked
you panicked
he/she/it panicked
we panicked
you panicked
they panicked
Past continuous
I was panicking
you were panicking
he/she/it was panicking
we were panicking
you were panicking
they were panicking
Past perfect
I had panicked
you had panicked
he/she/it had panicked
we had panicked
you had panicked
they had panicked
Past perfect continuous
I had been panicking
you had been panicking
he/she/it had been panicking
we had been panicking
you had been panicking
they had been panicking
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will panic
you will panic
he/she/it will panic
we will panic
you will panic
they will panic
Future continuous
I will be panicking
you will be panicking
he/she/it will be panicking
we will be panicking
you will be panicking
they will be panicking
Future perfect
I will have panicked
you will have panicked
he/she/it will have panicked
we will have panicked
you will have panicked
they will have panicked
Future perfect continuous
I will have been panicking
you will have been panicking
he/she/it will have been panicking
we will have been panicking
you will have been panicking
they will have been panicking
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would panic
you would panic
he/she/it would panic
we would panic
you would panic
they would panic
Conditional continuous
I would be panicking
you would be panicking
he/she/it would be panicking
we would be panicking
you would be panicking
they would be panicking
Conditional perfect
I would have panic
you would have panic
he/she/it would have panic
we would have panic
you would have panic
they would have panic
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been panicking
you would have been panicking
he/she/it would have been panicking
we would have been panicking
you would have been panicking
they would have been panicking
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you panic
we let´s panic
you panic
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to panic
Past participle
panicked
Present Participle
panicking
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PANIC


botanic
bəˈtænɪk
galvanic
ɡælˈvænɪk
germanic
dʒɜːˈmænɪk
Hispanic
hɪˈspænɪk
inorganic
ˌɪnɔːˈɡænɪk
manic
ˈmænɪk
mechanic
mɪˈkænɪk
messianic
ˌmɛsɪˈænɪk
oceanic
ˌəʊʃɪˈænɪk
organic
ɔːˈɡænɪk
Quranic
kɔːˈrænɪk
satanic
səˈtænɪk
shamanic
ʃəˈmænɪk
talismanic
ˌtælɪzˈmænɪk
tannic
ˈtænɪk
tetanic
təˈtænɪk
titanic
taɪˈtænɪk
transoceanic
ˈtrænzˌəʊʃɪˈænɪk
tympanic
tɪmˈpænɪk
volcanic
vɒlˈkænɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PANIC

panhuman
panic alarm
panic attack
panic bolt
panic button
panic buying
panic disorder
panic grass
panic reaction
panic room
panic selling
panic stations
panic-stricken
panic-struck
panically
panicked
panicking
panicky
panicle
panicled

WORDS THAT END LIKE PANIC

councilmanic
epiphanic
garage mechanic
hydrocyanic
hypomanic
interoceanic
Koranic
motor mechanic
nirvanic
nonorganic
North Germanic
pozzolanic
Proto-Germanic
psychogalvanic
Puranic
Rhaeto-Romanic
Romanic
the Titanic
transuranic
West Germanic

Synonyms and antonyms of panic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PANIC»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «panic» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of panic

Translation of «panic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PANIC

Find out the translation of panic to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of panic from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «panic» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

惊慌
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

pánico
570 millions of speakers

English

panic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आतंक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ذُعْرٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

паника
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pânico
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আতঙ্ক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

panique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

panik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Panik
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

パニック
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

공포
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Panik
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự hoảng sợ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பீதி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पॅनीक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

panik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

panico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

panika
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

паніка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

panică
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πανικός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

paniek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

panik
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

panikk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of panic

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PANIC»

The term «panic» is very widely used and occupies the 10.413 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PANIC» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «panic» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «panic» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about panic

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10 QUOTES WITH «PANIC»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word panic.
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Peter Lewis Allen
Perhaps more than any other disease before or since, syphilis in early modern Europe provoked the kind of widespread moral panic that AIDS revived when it struck America in the 1980s.
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Katie Aselton
I don't know what's wrong with me, but like, the second I stop working, I have a panic attack, so it's good for me to be thinking of projects ahead of time and lining things up.
3
Ron Atkinson
I think that was a moment of cool panic there.
4
Leslie Banks
In all honesty, at that time, I never saw myself as an author... I was just a Mom in a state of panic, trying to enter a short story contest to win the prize money in order to keep the lights on in my home.
5
Chetan Bhagat
Panic does not help, even if you are unable to answer. Try to ask questions to the interviewers as well and it should be impressive enough.
6
Christian Nestell Bovee
Panic is a sudden desertion of us, and a going over to the enemy of our imagination.
7
David D. Burns
Powerful new drug-free treatments have been developed for depression and for every conceivable type of anxiety, such as chronic worrying, shyness, public speaking anxiety, test anxiety, phobias, and panic attacks. The goal of the treatment is not just partial improvement but full recovery.
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Vannevar Bush
Fear cannot be banished, but it can be calm and without panic; it can be mitigated by reason and evaluation.
9
Earl Campbell
There are two things panic patients hate to do. They hate to take medication - and they hate to go to doctors. They hate to come to grips.
10
Emanuel Celler
The panic of the Depression loosened my inhibitions against being different. I could be myself.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PANIC»

Discover the use of panic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to panic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Panic Virus: The True Story Behind the Vaccine-Autism ...
A searing account of how vaccine opponents have used the media to spread their message of panic, despite no scientific evidence to support them.
Seth Mnookin, 2012
2
Panic: Origins, Insight, and Treatment
The essays and articles in this book span various disciplines—psychology, medicine, literature, and history—tied together by the common thread of panic, including how it is manifested in culture, tradition, and experience, and its ...
Leonard J. Schmidt, Brooke Warner, 2002
3
Panic
An absolute page-turner, Panic has been acclaimed as one of the most exciting thrillers of recent years.
Jeff Abbott, 2011
4
The Panic of 1907: Lessons Learned from the Market's Perfect ...
Beginning with a catastrophic earthquake in San Francisco and culminating in the shocking suicide of the deposed president of one of New York's leading financial institutions, this book will draw you into the central issues surrounding the ...
Robert F. Bruner, Sean D. Carr, 2008
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Panic: Psychological Perspectives
First Published in 1988. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
S. Rachman, Jack D. Maser, 2013
6
Panic Diaries: A Genealogy of Panic Disorder
DIVPart cultural history, part sociological critique, and part literary performance, Panic Diaries explores the technological and social construction of individual and collective panic.
Jackie Orr, 2006
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Now Panic and Freak Out
Keep Calm and Carry On is all very well, but life just isn't that simple. It's time to panic. This clever collection features uncannily appropriate (for the times) quotes, such as: * "We experience moments absolutely free from worry.
Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC, 2012
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Don't Panic--Dinner's in the Freezer: Great-Tasting Meals ...
But delicious recipes like these are just minutes away!
Susie Martinez, Vanda Howell, Bonnie Garcia, 2005
9
The Invasion From Mars: A Study In The Psychology Of Panic
This book is of continuing value to those interested in communications and mass behavior. "One of the most fascinating, illuminating and provocative social documents that have been brought to public attention for some time.
‎1952
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Panic!: Markets, Crises, and Crowds in American Fiction
During the economic depression of the 1890s and the speculative frenzy of the following decade, Wall Street, high finance, and market crises assumed unprecedented visibility in the United States.
David A. Zimmer, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PANIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term panic is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Watch | Panic as leopard enters Karnataka school, injures three
This new video shows the panic that gripped the school and how the leopard was eventually captured. A man is seen being taken away with ... «Hindustan Times, Jul 15»
2
Plumbing the fear beneath the panic
IN ANOTHER place, and at another time, Friday's jailbreak would be just that—a jailbreak. But not in this place, not at this time and not for a ... «Trinidad & Tobago Express, Jul 15»
3
No need to panic over slowing growth says English
The Finance Minister has re-assured the National Party's annual conference in Auckland that slowing economic growth will not derail the ... «Radio New Zealand, Jul 15»
4
No need to panic, says Bakr
THERE IS ABSOLUTELY no need to panic, as far as the Jamaat-al-Muslimeen is concerned, Yasin Abu Bakr assured yesterday. «Nation News, Jul 15»
5
Fear of ISIL attack sparks panic, locals flee Karkamış
When news of a group of militants linked with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) gathering in a village on the Syrian side of the ... «Today's Zaman, Jul 15»
6
Don't panic if you need a mammogram follow-up
Getting that call can cause anxiety in some women, but don't panic. Most breast changes are not cancer and are not life-threatening. You will ... «Philly.com, Jul 15»
7
England were right not the press the panic button after one heavy …
I was pleased to see England didn't press the panic button and make wholesale changes. After such a heavy defeat it can be hard to remember ... «ChronicleLive, Jul 15»
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Published on Jul 25, 2015, 9:41 pm AST
PRIME Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar is once again assuring that there is no need for panic in the wake of a daring prison-break on Friday. «Trinidad & Tobago Express, Jul 15»
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Panic app soon to go to schools
The state Department of Emergency Management signed a $950,000 contract with a Massachusetts company to provide panic-button phone ... «Arkansas Online, Jul 15»
10
Manchester City Have No Need to Panic After Defeat to Real Madrid
Manchester City's pre-season tour of Australia ended in defeat on Friday as they lost 4-1 to a strong Real Madrid side at the Melbourne Cricket ... «Bleacher Report, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Panic [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/panic>. Nov 2019 ».
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