What does menace mean?

Definitions for menaceˈmɛn ɪs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. menace, threat(noun)

    something that is a source of danger

    "earthquakes are a constant threat in Japan"

  2. menace(verb)

    a threat or the act of threatening

    "he spoke with desperate menace"

  3. endanger, jeopardize, jeopardise, menace, threaten, imperil, peril(verb)

    pose a threat to; present a danger to

    "The pollution is endangering the crops"

  4. menace(verb)

    express a threat either by an utterance or a gesture

    "he menaced the bank manager with a stick"

  5. menace(verb)

    act in a threatening manner

    "A menacing person"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Menace(noun)

    the show of an intention to inflict evil; a threat or threatening; indication of a probable evil or catastrophe to come

  2. Menace(noun)

    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

  3. Menace(noun)

    to threaten, as an evil to be inflicted

  4. Menace(verb)

    to act in threatening manner; to wear a threatening aspect

  5. Origin: [OF. menacier, F. menacer. See Menace, n.]

Freebase

  1. Menace

    Menace or Maenace is an ancient Greek settlement lying to the southeast of Spain according to Strabo. The exact location is unknown to date.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Menace

    men′ās, v.t. to threaten.—v.i. to act in a threatening manner.—n. a threat or threatening: a show of an intention to do harm.—adj. Men′acing, overhanging: threatening.—adv. Men′acingly. [Fr.,—L. minaciæ, threats—minæ, the overhanging points of a wall.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of menace in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of menace in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Theodore Roosevelt:

    To educate a man in mind, and not in morals, is to educate a menace to society.

  2. Jean Kerr:

    The real menace in dealing with a five-year-old is that in no time at all you begin to sound like a five-year-old.

  3. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif:

    We will fight together to eliminate the menace of terrorism. Our joint efforts against terrorism have succeeded so far, but we have to intensify the efforts to achieve our goals.

  4. Gauri Maulekhi:

    It is not a 'monkey menace' but a human menace invading wildlife by cutting forests at large scale and allowing industries, human encroachments in forests are pushing out wild animals like monkeys from their settlements in search of food and shelter.

  5. Nancy Pelosi:

    In January, a horrible, horrible terrorist attack took place in Paris, you'd think it would have heightened the urgency to pass a homeland security bill, but the Republicans still say no to passing a clean bill unless they can be a menace to immigration.

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