menace

noun
1 danger
ADJECTIVE
growing, increasing

the growing menace of drugs

great, real, serious
alien

a new and alien menace to our agriculture

evil
public

They have become a public menace.

VERB + MENACE
pose

the menace posed by car fumes

combat, counter, fight

Local traders are struggling to combat the menace of armed robbery.

defeat
become

If paroled he will become a menace to society.

PREPOSITION
menace to

He's a menace to society.

2 threatening quality
ADJECTIVE
hidden, quiet, silent

‘Where do you think you're going?’ he said with quiet menace.

PREPOSITION
with menace

eyes glittering with menace

PHRASES
an air of menace

The scar down his face added to his air of menace.


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  • menace — [ mənas ] n. f. • XIIe; manatce v. 880; lat. pop. °minacia, attesté au plur. minaciæ, class. minæ 1 ♦ Manifestation par laquelle on marque à qqn sa colère, avec l intention de lui faire craindre le mal qu on lui prépare. ⇒ avertissement ,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • menacé — menace [ mənas ] n. f. • XIIe; manatce v. 880; lat. pop. °minacia, attesté au plur. minaciæ, class. minæ 1 ♦ Manifestation par laquelle on marque à qqn sa colère, avec l intention de lui faire craindre le mal qu on lui prépare. ⇒ avertissement ,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Menacé — Menace Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom …   Wikipédia en Français

  • menace — men‧ace [ˈmens] noun [countable] something that is dangerous: • Many people think that overseas competition is the biggest menace to the industry. * * * menace UK US /ˈmenɪs/ noun [C, usually singular] ► something that is threatening and may… …   Financial and business terms

  • menacé — menacé, ée (me na sé, sée) part. passé de menacer. 1°   Qui est l objet d une menace. •   Et d un enfant fatal en songe menacée, RAC. Athalie, III, 3. •   [La Porte] menacé de la mort pour le forcer à trahir les secrets de sa maîtresse, VOLT.… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Menace — may mean: a threat or danger that causes intimidation a legal term of art see Blackmail#menaces Wen Jun Yan AKA Yellow Menace Place Menace (Greek settlement), (Greek Μαινάκη Mainákē), an ancient Greek settlement to the southeast of Spain,… …   Wikipedia

  • menace — MENACE. s. f. Parole ou geste dont on se sert pour faire entendre, & faire craindre à quelqu un le mal qu on luy prepare. Grande menace. terrible menace. horrible, furieuse menace. il mesprisa cette menace. je ne crains guere ses menaces. pense t …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • menace — men·ace 1 / me nəs/ n 1: a show of an intention to inflict esp. physical harm accomplished against a person s will by means of force,...menace, or fear of immediate and unlawful bodily injury California Penal Code 2: one who represents a threat… …   Law dictionary

  • Menace — Men ace (m[e^]n [asl]s; 48), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Menaced} ([=a]st); p. pr. & vb. n. {Menacing}.] [OF. menacier, F. menacer. See {Menace}, n.] 1. To express or show an intention to inflict, or to hold out a prospect of inflicting, evil or injury… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Menace — Men ace (m[e^]n [asl]s; 48), n. [F., fr. L. minaciae threats, menaces, fr. minax, acis, projecting, threatening, minae projecting points or pinnacles, threats. Cf. {Amenable}, {Demean}, {Imminent}, {Minatory}.] The show of an intention to inflict …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Menace — Men ace, v. i. To act in threatening manner; to wear a threatening aspect. [1913 Webster] Who ever knew the heavens menace so? Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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