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menace - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'menace' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Menace [ n.]
- The show of an intention to inflict evil; a threat or threatening; indication of a probable evil or catastrophe to come.
- To express or show an intention to inflict, or to hold out a prospect of inflicting, evil or injury upon; to threaten; -- usually followed by with before the harm threatened; as, to menace a country with war.
- To threaten, as an evil to be inflicted.
2 . Menace [ v. i.]
- To act in threatening manner; to wear a threatening aspect.

Meaning of 'menace' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . menace [ n]
Meaning (1):
- something that is a source of danger
Example in sentence:
  • earthquakes are a constant threat in Japan
Meaning (2):
- a threat or the act of threatening
Example in sentence:
  • he spoke with desperate menace
3 . menace [ v]
Meaning (3):
- act in a threatening manner
Example in sentence:
  • A menacing person
Meaning (4):
- express a threat either by an utterance or a gesture
Example in sentence:
  • he menaced the bank manager with a stick
Meaning (5):
- pose a threat to; present a danger to
Example in sentence:
  • The pollution is endangering the crops