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ˈmɛn ɪsmen·ace

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. menace, threatnoun

    something that is a source of danger

    "earthquakes are a constant threat in Japan"

  2. menaceverb

    a threat or the act of threatening

    "he spoke with desperate menace"

  3. endanger, jeopardize, jeopardise, menace, threaten, imperil, perilverb

    pose a threat to; present a danger to

    "The pollution is endangering the crops"

  4. menaceverb

    express a threat either by an utterance or a gesture

    "he menaced the bank manager with a stick"

  5. menaceverb

    act in a threatening manner

    "A menacing person"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Menacenoun

    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. Menacenoun

    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. Menacenoun

    to threaten, as an evil to be inflicted

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

  4. Menaceverb

    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. Fatou Fall:

    The menace is real. We cross our fingers and hope.

  2. Pakistani Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz:

    Our resolve to eradicate the menace of terrorism is getting stronger and stronger with the loss of innocent lives and sacrifices of army and law enforcement officials, this fight is an irreversible process until this terrorism is rooted out from country.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Nancy Pelosi:

    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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