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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.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

Threat

 a crowd; a multitude of people; a group of men in an attacking mood. See also throng.
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

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.
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

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
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

threat

n. amenaza.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

threat

n amenaza
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in classic literature ?
They had only remembered certain threats of disinheritance uttered a year or two previously by the uncle (who had no living relative except the nephew), and they had, therefore, always looked upon this disinheritance as a matter that was settled -- so single-minded a race of beings were the Rattleburghers; but the remark of "Old Charley" brought them at once to a consideration of this point, and thus gave them to see the possibility of the threats having been nothing more than a threat.
See if I do not prick your neck with my sting." The Draught-Mule replied, "I do not heed your threats; I only care for him who sits above you, and who quickens my pace with his whip, or holds me back with the reins.
Larsan had threatened Darzac as he had threatened Mathilde--with the same weapon, and the same threats. He wrote Darzac urgent letters, declaring himself ready to deliver up the letters that had passed between him and his wife, and to leave them for ever, if he would pay him his price.
I had before been moved by the sophisms of the being I had created; I had been struck senseless by his fiendish threats; but now, for the first time, the wickedness of my promise burst upon me; I shuddered to think that future ages might curse me as their pest, whose selfishness had not hesitated to buy its own peace at the price, perhaps, of the existence of the whole human race.
Such threats Vented in anger oft, are blusterers, An idle breath, forgot when sense returns.
Her career, for eighteen centuries, has been a chequered one, and she has been under the rule of princes of many creeds, yet there has been no season during all that time, as far as we know, (and during such seasons as she was inhabited at all,) that she has been without her little community of Christians "faithful unto death." Hers was the only church against which no threats were implied in the Revelations, and the only one which survived.
I searched him without a qualm, but threats of annihilation instead, and found him unarmed but for that very knife which Rattray had induced me to hand over to him in town.
This threat so terrified the King of Madagao that in hastening to comply he fell over his own feet, breaking the Third Commandment.
He knew all the difficulties connected with this course, but he had said he would do it, and now he must carry out his threat. Countess Lidia Ivanovna had hinted that this was the best way out of his position, and of late the obtaining of divorces had been brought to such perfection that Alexey Alexandrovitch saw a possibility of overcoming the formal difficulties.
There was no threat in that reach, nothing tentative nor timorous.
It includes, for instance,-- what is a command, a prayer, a statement, a threat, a question, an answer, and so forth.
His continued life was I knew a threat against mine.