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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
The numerical value of menace in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of menace in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
To educate a man in mind, and not in morals, is to educate a menace to society.
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.
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.
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.
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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