menace


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men·ace

 (mĕn′ĭs)
n.
1.
a. A possible danger; a threat: a careless driver who was a menace to public safety.
b. The quality of being threatening: a hint of menace in his voice.
2. A troublesome or annoying person: considered her little brother to be a menace.
tr.v. men·aced, men·ac·ing, men·ac·es
To constitute a threat to; endanger: Rome was menaced by invading armies.

[Middle English manace, from Old French, from Late Latin minācia, sing. of Latin mināciae, threats, menaces, from mināx, mināc-, threatening, from minārī, to threaten, from minae, threats; see men- in Indo-European roots.]

men′ac·er n.
men′ac·ing·ly adv.

menace

(ˈmɛnɪs)
vb
to threaten with violence, danger, etc
n
1. literary a threat or the act of threatening
2. something menacing; a source of danger
3. informal a nuisance
[C13: ultimately related to Latin minax threatening, from mināri to threaten]
ˈmenacer n
ˈmenacing adj
ˈmenacingly adv

men•ace

(ˈmɛn ɪs)

n., v. -aced, -ac•ing. n.
1. something that threatens to cause evil, harm, etc.; threat.
2. a person whose actions or ideas are considered dangerous or harmful.
3. an extremely annoying person.
v.t.
4. threaten.
5. to serve as a probable threat to; imperil.
v.i.
6. to act as a threat; be threatening.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Middle French < Latin minācia <mināc-, s. of mināx threatening]
men′ac•er, n.

menace


Past participle: menaced
Gerund: menacing

Imperative
menace
menace
Present
I menace
you menace
he/she/it menaces
we menace
you menace
they menace
Preterite
I menaced
you menaced
he/she/it menaced
we menaced
you menaced
they menaced
Present Continuous
I am menacing
you are menacing
he/she/it is menacing
we are menacing
you are menacing
they are menacing
Present Perfect
I have menaced
you have menaced
he/she/it has menaced
we have menaced
you have menaced
they have menaced
Past Continuous
I was menacing
you were menacing
he/she/it was menacing
we were menacing
you were menacing
they were menacing
Past Perfect
I had menaced
you had menaced
he/she/it had menaced
we had menaced
you had menaced
they had menaced
Future
I will menace
you will menace
he/she/it will menace
we will menace
you will menace
they will menace
Future Perfect
I will have menaced
you will have menaced
he/she/it will have menaced
we will have menaced
you will have menaced
they will have menaced
Future Continuous
I will be menacing
you will be menacing
he/she/it will be menacing
we will be menacing
you will be menacing
they will be menacing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been menacing
you have been menacing
he/she/it has been menacing
we have been menacing
you have been menacing
they have been menacing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been menacing
you will have been menacing
he/she/it will have been menacing
we will have been menacing
you will have been menacing
they will have been menacing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been menacing
you had been menacing
he/she/it had been menacing
we had been menacing
you had been menacing
they had been menacing
Conditional
I would menace
you would menace
he/she/it would menace
we would menace
you would menace
they would menace
Past Conditional
I would have menaced
you would have menaced
he/she/it would have menaced
we would have menaced
you would have menaced
they would have menaced
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.menace - something that is a source of dangermenace - something that is a source of danger; "earthquakes are a constant threat in Japan"
danger - a cause of pain or injury or loss; "he feared the dangers of traveling by air"
yellow peril - the threat to Western civilization said to arise from the power of Asiatic peoples
2.menace - a threat or the act of threatening; "he spoke with desperate menace"
threat - declaration of an intention or a determination to inflict harm on another; "his threat to kill me was quite explicit"
Verb1.menace - pose a threat tomenace - pose a threat to; present a danger to; "The pollution is endangering the crops"
exist, be - have an existence, be extant; "Is there a God?"
2.menace - express a threat either by an utterance or a gesture; "he menaced the bank manager with a stick"
evince, express, show - give expression to; "She showed her disappointment"
3.menace - act in a threatening manner; "A menacing person"
behave, act, do - behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself; "You should act like an adult"; "Don't behave like a fool"; "What makes her do this way?"; "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people"

menace

noun
1. danger, risk, threat, hazard, peril, jeopardy In my view you are a menace to the public.
2. (Informal) nuisance, plague, pest, annoyance, troublemaker, mischief-maker Don't be such a menace!
3. threat, warning, intimidation, ill-omen, ominousness, commination a pervading sense of menace
verb
1. threaten, jeopardize, put at risk, loom over, imperil, be a danger to The state retained the latent capability to menace people's security.
2. bully, threaten, intimidate, terrorize, alarm, frighten, scare, browbeat, utter threats to She is being menaced by her sister's boyfriend.

menace

noun
1. One regarded as an imminent danger:
Idiom: clear and present danger.
2. An expression of the intent to hurt or punish another:
verb
1. To domineer or drive into compliance by the use of as threats or force, for example:
Informal: strong-arm.
2. To subject to danger or destruction:
3. To be imminent:
Translations
تَهْديدخَطَريُهَدِّد
hrozbahrozitohroženíohrožovat
fareTRUEtrussel
hóta, ógnahótunógnun
grėsmingaigrėsmingumasgrėstikas kelia grėsmękas kelia pavojų
apdraudētdraudētdrauditraucēklis
ohrozovať
grožnja

menace

[ˈmenɪs]
A. N
1. (no pl) (= intimidation) a voice full of menaceuna voz amenazadora
2. (= danger) → peligro m, amenaza f
3. (= threat) → amenaza f
4. (= person) he's a menace (child) → es un diablillo; (adult) → es un peligro público
B. VTamenazar

menace

[ˈmɛnɪs]
n
(= threat) → menace f
to demand money with menaces (British) (LAW)extorquer de l'argent, se rendre coupable d'extorsion de fonds
(= danger) a public menace → un danger public
a menace to the public → un danger pour le public
(= nuisance) → plaie f
to be a menace → être une plaie
Rooks are a menace and there are far too many of them → Les corbeaux freux sont une plaie et il y en a bien trop.
vtmenacer
to be menaced by sb/sth → être menacé(e) par qn/qch
a society menaced by outside enemies → une société menacée par des ennemis extérieurs

menace

n
Bedrohung f (→ to +gen); (issued by a person) → Drohung f; (= imminent danger)drohende Gefahr; to demand money with menacesunter Androhung von Gewalt Geld fordern
(inf: = nuisance) → (Land)plage f; she’s a menace on the roadssie gefährdet den ganzen Verkehr
vtbedrohen

menace

[ˈmɛnɪs]
1. n (threat) → minaccia (fam) (nuisance) → peste f, piaga
a public menace → un pericolo pubblico
2. vtminacciare

menace

(ˈmenəs) noun
1. something likely to cause injury, damage etc. Traffic is a menace on narrow roads.
2. a threat or show of hostility. His voice was full of menace.
verb
to threaten. menaced by danger.
ˈmenacing adjective
threatening to harm. a menacing weapon.
ˈmenacingly adverb
References in classic literature ?
The country girls were considered a menace to the social order.
demanded the scout, throwing his rifle carelessly across his left arm, and keeping the forefinger of his right hand on the trigger, though he avoided all appearance of menace in the act.
When you drink you are a menace to yourself--and, as is shown by this crime, to the community.
From hence the low murmur of his pupils' voices, conning over their lessons, might be heard in a drowsy summer's day, like the hum of a beehive; interrupted now and then by the authoritative voice of the master, in the tone of menace or command, or, peradventure, by the appalling sound of the birch, as he urged some tardy loiterer along the flowery path of knowledge.
And brave as he might be, it was that sort of bravery chiefly, visible in some intrepid men, which, while generally abiding firm in the conflict with seas, or winds, or whales, or any of the ordinary irrational horrors of the world, yet cannot withstand those more terrific, because more spiritual terrors, which sometimes menace you from the concentrating brow of an enraged and mighty man.
Long was the list of these royalties, and they were a heavy and steadily increasing burden upon the treasury and a menace to the crown.
From this deficiency of nourishment resulted an abuse, which pressed hardly on the younger pupils: whenever the famished great girls had an opportunity, they would coax or menace the little ones out of their portion.
But, the suppressed manner had enough of menace in it--not visible and presented, but indistinct and withheld--to alarm Lucie into saying, as she laid her appealing hand on Madame Defarge's dress:
With his disengaged hand he made a menace of striking me, and then looked at me from head to foot.
And now, when they were all in lively anticipation of "the two villains" being taken, and when the bellows seemed to roar for the fugitives, the fire to flare for them, the smoke to hurry away in pursuit of them, Joe to hammer and clink for them, and all the murky shadows on the wall to shake at them in menace as the blaze rose and sank and the red-hot sparks dropped and died, the pale after-noon outside, almost seemed in my pitying young fancy to have turned pale on their account, poor wretches.
The two black feathers on the dingy bonnet, which usually affected the attitude of two notes of interrogation, changed into two notes of exclamation; as for the bonnet itself, it swayed in menace on the old lady's tempestuous chignon.
When a small child is lost, or a convict has escaped from prison, or the forest is on fire, or some menace from the weather is at hand, the telephone bells clang out the news, just as the nerves jangle the bells of pain when the body is in danger.