Definitions for threatθrɛt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a declaration of an intention to inflict punishment, injury, etc., as in retaliation for, or conditionally upon, some action or course.
an indication or warning of probable trouble.
a person or thing that threatens.
(v.i.)Archaic. to threaten.
Origin of threat:
bef. 900; ME threte, OE thrēat pressure, c. ON thraut hardship
something that is a source of danger
"earthquakes are a constant threat in Japan"
a warning that something unpleasant is imminent
"they were under threat of arrest"
declaration of an intention or a determination to inflict harm on another
"his threat to kill me was quite explicit"
terror, scourge, threat(noun)
a person who inspires fear or dread
"he was the terror of the neighborhood"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the possibility that sth bad could happen
the threat of a terrorist attack; ancient trees under threat from logging
a statement that sth bad or harmful will happen to sb unless they take a particular action
They made threats against his life.; a death threat; the threat of military action
sb or sth that is thought to be dangerous
They called him a threat to society.
an expression of intent to injure or punish another.
an indication of imminent danger.
a person or object that is regarded as a danger; a menace.
the expression of an intention to inflict evil or injury on another; the declaration of an evil, loss, or pain to come; menace; threatening; denunciation
A threat is an act of coercion wherein an act is proposed to elicit a negative response. It is a communicated intent to inflict harm or loss on another person. It can be a crime in many jurisdictions. Threat is widely seen in animals, particularly in a ritualized form, chiefly in order to avoid the unnecessary physical violence that can lead to physical damage or death of both conflicting parties.
Translations for threat
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a warning that one is going to hurt or punish someone
He will certainly carry out his threat to harm you.
- ameaçaPortuguese (BR)
- die DrohungGerman
- hot, hotelseSwedish
- 恐嚇，威脅Chinese (Trad.)
- تہديد، دھمکيUrdu
- sự đe dọaVietnamese
- 恐吓，威胁Chinese (Simp.)
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