What does menace mean?

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ˈmɛn ɪsmen·ace

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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

    Etymology: [OF. menacier, F. menacer. See Menace, n.]

  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

    Etymology: [OF. menacier, F. menacer. See Menace, n.]

  3. Menace(noun)

    to threaten, as an evil to be inflicted

    Etymology: [OF. menacier, F. menacer. See Menace, n.]

  4. Menace(verb)

    to act in threatening manner; to wear a threatening aspect

    Etymology: [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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Menace

    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.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. menace

    A hostile threat. Menacing words used in the presence of a court-martial are punishable in accordance with Article of War 86. See Appendix.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of menace in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of menace in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of menace in a Sentence

  1. The United:

    North Korea has been a flagrant menace for far too long. South Korea and Japan have been watching this situation closely with us.

  2. President Trump:

    You are powerful witnesses to a menace that threatens our world, and your strength inspires us all, tonight we pledge to honor Otto’s memory with American resolve.

  3. Gauri Maulekhi:

    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.

  4. Herbert Butterfield:

    But the greatest menace to our civilization today is the conflict between giant organized systems of self-righteousness -- each system only too delighted to find that the other is wicked -- each only too glad that the sins give it the pretext for still deeper hatred and animosity.

  5. Mehrdad Khonsari:

    One of the allegations made constantly against Iran, and in order to raise the hype against Iran, is this constant harping on the fact that Iran is the largest state sponsor of terrorism, but the reality is the world is not concerned with the largest state sponsor of terrorism, because the biggest worry, the biggest menace in the area of terrorism comes not from states but non-state actors like ISIS and Al Qaeda.

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