Definitions for menaceˈmɛn ɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

men•aceˈmɛn ɪs(n.; v.)-aced, -ac•ing.

  1. (n.)something that threatens to cause evil, harm, etc.; threat.

  2. a person whose actions or ideas are considered dangerous or harmful.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  3. an extremely annoying person.

  4. (v.t.)threaten.

  5. to serve as a probable threat to; imperil.

  6. (v.i.)to act as a threat; be threatening.

Origin of menace:

1250–1300; ME < MF < L minācia <mināc-, s. of mināx threatening

men′ac•er(n.)

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

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.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

menace(noun)

something likely to cause injury, damage etc

Traffic is a menace on narrow roads.

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