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Princeton's WordNet

  1. threatenedadjective

    (of flora or fauna) likely in the near future to become endangered

    "the spotted owl is a threatened species, not yet an endangered one"

Wiktionary

  1. threatenedadjective

    At risk of becoming endangered in the near future.

  2. threatenedadjective

    Feeling insecure or vulnerable.

Wikipedia

  1. threatened

    Threatened species are any species (including animals, plants and fungi) which are vulnerable to extinction in the near future. Species that are threatened are sometimes characterised by the population dynamics measure of critical depensation, a mathematical measure of biomass related to population growth rate. This quantitative metric is one method of evaluating the degree of endangerment.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Threatened

    of Threaten

Freebase

  1. Threatened

    US federal protection designation = Threatened.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'threatened' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2747

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'threatened' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4431

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of threatened in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of threatened in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of threatened in a Sentence

  1. Robert Breinig:

    Last year, Martin County threatened to ruin our dream of owning and running a restaurant on our own piece of property, five hundred dollars a day would put me out of business in a week.

  2. Fawaz Gerges:

    There's been the idea that ISIS is a bigger challenge for Iran and its allies than it is for the Arab states, even though this feeling is changing now, iSIS has threatened not only Iran and the [Shia]-dominated regimes in Iraq and Syria but even the Sunni-dominated Arab states.

  3. Father Muyessir al-Mukhalisi:

    We are threatened with extinction. This is a harsh word but every day we are being depleted. Our people are traveling, migrating.

  4. President Trump:

    An American destroyer, USS Mahan, is currently shadowing the ship. An American destroyer thesame Russian spy ship President Trump threatened to shoot in 2017 not long after taking office.The Russian ship returned a year later. Hey, the greatest thing I could do is shoot that ship thats 30 miles offshore right out of the water, everyone in this country is going to say, Oh, its so great. Thats not great. Thats not great. I would love to be able to get along with Russia.

  5. Christian Walker:

    You’re not a ‘ family man ’ when you left us to bang a bunch of women, threatened to kill us, and had us move over 6 times in 6 months running from your violence, i've stayed silent for nearly two years as my whole life has been lied about publicly. I did ONE campaign event, then said I didn't want involvement.

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