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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 ?
A tall and powerful Huron, who had husbanded his forces, pressed close upon his heels, and with an uplifted arm menaced a fatal blow.
As, blind and deaf, the whale plunged forward, as if by sheer power of speed to rid himself of the iron leech that had fastened to him; as we thus tore a white gash in the sea, on all sides menaced as we flew, by the crazed creatures to and fro rushing about us; our beset boat was like a ship mobbed by ice-isles in a tempest, and striving to steer through their complicated channels and straits, knowing not at what moment it may be locked in and crushed.
But I stood between them and their prey, menaced by a bristling wall of ice-axes and alpenstocks, and proclaimed that there was but one road to this murder, and it was directly over my corpse.
A ridge of lighted heath, alive, glancing, devouring, would have been a meet emblem of my mind when I accused and menaced Mrs.
I'd wrench them off her fingers, if they ever menaced me,' he answered, brutally, when the door had closed after her.
In a building at the back, attainable by a courtyard where a plane-tree rustled its green leaves, church-organs claimed to be made, and silver to be chased, and likewise gold to be beaten by some mysterious giant who had a golden arm starting out of the wall of the front hall--as if he had beaten himself precious, and menaced a similar conversion of all visitors.
Here is a profane and drunken minstrel, called Allan-a-Dale nebulo quidam who has menaced me with corporal punishment nay, with death itself, an I pay not down four hundred crowns of ransom, to the boot of all the treasure he hath already robbed me of gold chains and gymmal rings to an unknown value; besides what is broken and spoiled among their rude hands, such as my pouncer-box and silver crisping-tongs.
A disruption of the Federal Union, heretofore only menaced, is now formidably attempted.
Thus warned and menaced, the castellan forthwith brought out a book in which he used to enter the straw and barley he served out to the carriers, and, with a lad carrying a candle-end, and the two damsels already mentioned, he returned to where Don Quixote stood, and bade him kneel down.