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Definitions for menace
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"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Menacenoun

    Threat.

    Etymology: menace, Fr. from the verb.

    He that would not believe the menace of God at first, it may be doubted whether, before an ocular example, he believed the curse at last. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours, b. i.

    The Trojans view the dusty cloud from far,
    And the dark menace of the distant war. John Dryden, Æneis.

  2. To Menaceverb

    To threaten; to threat.

    Etymology: menacer, Fr.

    Who ever knew the heavens menace so? William Shakespeare.

    Your eyes do menace me: why look you pale?
    Who sent you hither? William Shakespeare, Richard III.

    My master knows not but I am gone hence,
    And fearfully did menace me with death,
    If I did stay to look on his intents. William Shakespeare.

    From this league
    Peep’d harms that menac’d him. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.

    What shou’d he do? ’Twas death to go away,
    And the god menac’d if he dar’d to stay. John Dryden, Fables.

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

  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

  3. Menacenoun

    to threaten, as an evil to be inflicted

  4. Menaceverb

    to act in threatening manner; to wear a threatening aspect

  5. 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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  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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Kevin McAleenan:

    In our modern age, the continued menace of racially based violent extremism, particularly White supremacist extremism, is an abhorrent affront to the nation, the struggle and unity of its diverse population.

  5. Fatou Fall:

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

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