What does affright mean?
The definition of affright
Af*fright”, v. t.
[imp. & p. p. Affrighted; p. pr. & vb. n.Affrighting.]
Etym: [Orig. p. p.; OE. afright, AS. afyrhtan to terrify; a- (cf. Goth. us-, Ger. er-, orig. meaning out) + fyrhto fright. See Fright.]

To impress with sudden fear; to frighten; to alarm. Dreams affright our souls. Shak. A drear and dying sound Affrights the flamens at their service quaint. Milton.

Synonyms
— To terrify; frighten; alarm; dismay; appall; scare; startle; daunt; intimidate.

Af*fright”, p. a.
Affrighted. [Obs.] Chaucer.
Af*fright”, n.
1 Sudden and great fear; terror. It expresses a stronger impression than fear, or apprehension, perhaps less than terror. He looks behind him with affright, and forward with despair. Goldsmith.
2 The act of frightening; also, a cause of terror; an object of dread. B. Jonson.