Definitions for menaceˈmɛn ɪs
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something that is a source of danger
"earthquakes are a constant threat in Japan"
a threat or the act of threatening
"he spoke with desperate menace"
endanger, jeopardize, jeopardise, menace, threaten, imperil, peril(verb)
pose a threat to; present a danger to
"The pollution is endangering the crops"
express a threat either by an utterance or a gesture
"he menaced the bank manager with a stick"
act in a threatening manner
"A menacing person"
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
to act in threatening manner; to wear a threatening aspect
Origin: [OF. menacier, F. menacer. See Menace, n.]
Menace or Maenace is an ancient Greek settlement lying to the southeast of Spain according to Strabo. The exact location is unknown to date.
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