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threat

 (thrĕt)
n.
1. An expression of an intention to inflict pain, harm, or punishment.
2. An indication of impending danger or harm: a threat of frost in the air.
3. One that is regarded as a possible source of harm or danger: viewed the stranger as a threat to the community.
4. The condition of being in danger or at risk: under threat of attack.
tr.v. threat·ed, threat·ing, threats Archaic
To threaten.

[Middle English, from Old English thrēat, oppression; see treud- in Indo-European roots.]

threat

(θrɛt)
n
1. a declaration of the intention to inflict harm, pain, or misery
2. an indication of imminent harm, danger, or pain
3. a person or thing that is regarded as dangerous or likely to inflict pain or misery
vb
an archaic word for threaten
[Old English; related to Old Norse thraut, Middle Low German drōt]

threat

(θrɛt)

n.
1. a declaration of an intention to inflict punishment, injury, etc., as in retaliation for, or conditionally upon, some action or course.
2. an indication or warning of probable trouble.
3. a person or thing that threatens.
v.t., v.i.
4. Archaic. to threaten.
[before 900; Middle English threte, Old English thrēat pressure, c. Old Norse thraut hardship]

threat

  • boast - First meant "threaten" or "threat."
  • gunboat diplomacy - Foreign policy carried out with the backing of the threat or use of military force.
  • ostrichism - Self-delusion, a refusal to cope with something, such as a threat—figuratively hiding one's head in the sand, as the animal is mistakenly thought to do.
  • threat - A word for a throng or crowd of people.

Threat

 a crowd; a multitude of people; a group of men in an attacking mood. See also throng.

threat


Past participle: threated
Gerund: threating

Imperative
threat
threat
Present
I threat
you threat
he/she/it threats
we threat
you threat
they threat
Preterite
I threated
you threated
he/she/it threated
we threated
you threated
they threated
Present Continuous
I am threating
you are threating
he/she/it is threating
we are threating
you are threating
they are threating
Present Perfect
I have threated
you have threated
he/she/it has threated
we have threated
you have threated
they have threated
Past Continuous
I was threating
you were threating
he/she/it was threating
we were threating
you were threating
they were threating
Past Perfect
I had threated
you had threated
he/she/it had threated
we had threated
you had threated
they had threated
Future
I will threat
you will threat
he/she/it will threat
we will threat
you will threat
they will threat
Future Perfect
I will have threated
you will have threated
he/she/it will have threated
we will have threated
you will have threated
they will have threated
Future Continuous
I will be threating
you will be threating
he/she/it will be threating
we will be threating
you will be threating
they will be threating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been threating
you have been threating
he/she/it has been threating
we have been threating
you have been threating
they have been threating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been threating
you will have been threating
he/she/it will have been threating
we will have been threating
you will have been threating
they will have been threating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been threating
you had been threating
he/she/it had been threating
we had been threating
you had been threating
they had been threating
Conditional
I would threat
you would threat
he/she/it would threat
we would threat
you would threat
they would threat
Past Conditional
I would have threated
you would have threated
he/she/it would have threated
we would have threated
you would have threated
they would have threated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.threat - something that is a source of dangerthreat - 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.threat - a warning that something unpleasant is imminent; "they were under threat of arrest"
warning - a message informing of danger; "a warning that still more bombs could explode"
3.threat - declaration of an intention or a determination to inflict harm on another; "his threat to kill me was quite explicit"
declaration - a statement that is emphatic and explicit (spoken or written)
commination - a threat of divine punishment or vengeance
menace - a threat or the act of threatening; "he spoke with desperate menace"
4.threat - a person who inspires fear or dread; "he was the terror of the neighborhood"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"

threat

noun
1. danger, risk, hazard, menace, peril the threat of tropical storms
2. threatening remark, menace, commination, intimidatory remark He may be forced to carry out his threat to resign.
3. possibility, prospect, likelihood, chance, risk, danger, probability The company was reprieved from the threat of closure.
4. warning, foreshadowing, foreboding The people who lived there felt a permanent sense of threat.

threat

noun
1. An expression of the intent to hurt or punish another:
2. An indication of impending danger or harm:
Idioms: gathering clouds, storm clouds.
3. One regarded as an imminent danger:
Idiom: clear and present danger.
Translations
تَهْديدتَهْدِيدعلامَة فيها تَهْديدمَصْدَر تَهْديد
hrozbaohroženívýhružky
trusselfare
تهدید
uhkauhkaus
prijetnja
fenyegetõ veszedelem
hótunógnunyfirvofandi hætta
脅かし脅し脅威脅迫
위협
grasinimasgrasinti
drauditraucēklis
grožnja
hot
การขู่เข็ญ
tehdittehlike işaretitehlike kaynağı
mối đe dọa

threat

[θret] Namenaza f
to be a threat to sth/sbser una amenaza para algo/algn
their lives are constantly under threatsus vidas se ven constantemente amenazadas
agricultural land is under threat from urban developmentlas tierras de cultivo se ven amenazadas por el crecimiento de las ciudades
the factory is under threat of closureexiste el peligro de que cierren la fábrica

threat

[ˈθrɛt] n
(= potential danger) → menace f
to be under threat → être menacé(e)
to be under threat of sth → être menacé(e) de qch
to be under threat from sth → être menacé(e) par qch, être sous la menace de qch
a threat to sth → une menace pour qch
(= statement of intent) → menace f
to make a threat → proférer une menace, proférer des menaces
to make a death threat → proférer des menaces de mort

threat

n
Drohung f; is that a threat?soll das eine Drohung sein?; to make a threatdrohen, eine Androhung machen (against sb jdm); under threat of somethingunter Androhung von etw; he is under threat of expulsionihm wurde der Ausschluss angedroht
(= danger)Bedrohung (→ to +gen), → Gefahr f(to für); this war is a threat to civilizationdieser Krieg stellt eine Gefahr für die Zivilisation or eine Bedrohung der Zivilisation dar; threat management (Comput) Handling der Virenbedrohung durch Sicherheitssysteme

threat

[θrɛt] nminaccia
to be a threat to sb/sth → costituire una minaccia per qn/qc
to be under threat of (closure, extinction) → rischiare (exposure) → essere minacciato/a di

threat

(θret) noun
1. a warning that one is going to hurt or punish someone. He will certainly carry out his threat to harm you.
2. a sign of something dangerous or unpleasant which may be, or is, about to happen. a threat of rain.
3. a source of danger. His presence is a threat to our plan/success.
ˈthreaten verb
to make or be a threat (to). She threatened to kill herself; He threatened me with violence / with a gun; A storm is threatening.

threat

تَهْدِيد hrozba trussel Drohung απειλή amenaza uhka menace prijetnja minaccia 脅し 위협 dreigement trussel groźba ameaça угроза hot การขู่เข็ญ tehdit mối đe dọa 威胁

threat

n. amenaza.

threat

n amenaza
References in classic literature ?
Laurie spoke excitedly, and looked ready to carry his threat into execution on the slightest provocation, for he was growing up very fast and, in spite of his indolent ways, had a young man's hatred of subjection, a young man's restless longing to try the world for himself.
There was a panic among some of the passengers, and a few excited men behaved in a way that caused prompt action on the part of the first officer, who drove them back to the main cabin under threat of a revolver.
It would be difficult to describe the expression with which Magua listened to this threat to follow.
I'll dance over your grave, I will --that's the bitterest threat of your night-women, that beat head-winds round corners.
What meaning was couched under this terrible threat, it is difficult to say; but certain it is that its awful indistinctness seemed to produce very little impression on the young sinners addressed.
In every threat and in every compliment there was a blunder; for they thought that my chief desire was to stand the other side of that stone wall.
It occurred to me that I had made another blunder: I had sent the boy off to alarm his betters with a threat -- I intending to invent a calamity at my leisure; now the people who are the readiest and eagerest and willingest to swallow miracles are the very ones who are hungriest to see you perform them; suppose I should be called on for a sample?
They all shuddered at the threat, for here they had a good home, and a new one was likely to be a change for the worse.
An oath, and a threat to set Throttler on me if I did not 'frame off' rewarded my perseverance.
The temptation of the moment proved too much for her, and she could not resist casting the shadow of a threat over Captain Wragge at parting.
Without returning the wish, Carton rose too, with something of a threat of defiance in his manner, and said, "A last word, Mr.
But the manner of the speech, no less than the matter, was so fiery, that Miss Murdstone, without a word in answer, discreetly put her arm through her brother's, and walked haughtily out of the cottage; my aunt remaining in the window looking after them; prepared, I have no doubt, in case of the donkey's reappearance, to carry her threat into instant execution.