What does menace mean?

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. Franklin Delano Roosevelt:

    Concentration of wealth and power has been built upon other people's money, other people's business, other people's labor. Under this concentration, independent business has been a menace to American society.

  2. 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.

  3. Unknown:

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

  4. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif:

    We will fight together to eliminate the menace of terrorism. Our joint efforts against terrorism have succeeded so far, but we have to intensify the efforts to achieve our goals.

  5. 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.

Images & Illustrations of menace

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