1 To startle from quiet; to alarm. Smale foules a great heap That had afrayed [affrayed] me out of my sleep. Chaucer.
2 To frighten; to scare; to frighten away. That voice doth us affray. Shak.
1 The act of suddenly disturbing any one; an assault or attack. [Obs.]
2 Alarm; terror; fright. [Obs.] Spenser.
3 A tumultuous assault or quarrel; a brawl; a fray. “In the very midst of the affray.” Motley.
The fighting of two or more persons, in a public place, to the terror of others. Blackstone.