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Definitions for menace
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. Fredric Wehrey:

    It did stir a lot of ambivalence and even outright criticism from people who say, 'Well you know, ISIS is bad but at least ISIS is standing up to the Shiites and the Iranian menace,' now this war on the Houthis is a godsend to them because they are able to stir up this new Saudi nationalism, this pan-Sunni fervor, and it's to show they are defending the Sunnis... for domestic benefit.

  2. Salvador Panelo:

    The resolution is grotesquely one-sided, outrageously narrow, and maliciously partisan, it reeks of nauseating politics completely devoid of respect for the sovereignty of our country, even as it is bereft of the gruesome realities of the drug menace.

  3. Yoram Schweitzer:

    I think that while the ISIS menace cannot be ignored, what is more important is not to inflate it, israeli authorities have an interest in this regard, as no one wants to see Melhem copycats - not least because he managed to kill three people and get away, in what made them look like a bit of a circus.

  4. Richard Evelyn Byrd, Sr.:

    A hand from Washington will be stretched out and placed upon every man’s business; the eye of the Federal inspector will be in every man’s counting house. The law will of necessity have inquisitorial features, it will provide penalties. It will create a complicated machinery. Under it businessmen will be hauled into courts distant from their homes. Heavy fines imposed by distant and unfamiliar tribunals will constantly menace the taxpayer. An army of Federal inspectors, spies and detectives will descend upon the state. They will compel men of business to show their books and disclose the secrets of their affairs. They will dictate forms of bookkeeping. They will require statements and affidavits. On the one hand the inspector can blackmail the taxpayer and on the other, he can profit by selling his secret to his competitor.

  5. 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.

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