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.

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. Unknown:

    Just once, I wish we would encounter an alien menace that wasn't immune to bullets.

  3. Anthony Burgess:

    Bath twice a day to be really clean, once a day to be passably clean, once a week to avoid being a public menace.

  4. 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.

  5. Kipchoge Keino:

    I have personally tried to reach government officials to agree on how to act on this menace but I don’t get appointments. I make calls that are unanswered.

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