Panic

Adjective

  • Of fear, fright etc: sudden or overwhelming (attributed by the ancient Greeks to the influence of Pan).
  • (now rare) Pertaining to the god Pan.

Noun

  • Overpowering fright, often affecting groups of people or animals.
  • (botany) A plant of the genus Panicum.
  • (finance, economics) Rapid reduction in asset prices due to broad efforts to raise cash in anticipation of continuing decline in asset prices.

Verb

  • To feel overwhelming fear.

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