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Threat

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Noun

1. menace, threat

something that is a source of danger

Example Sentences:
'earthquakes are a constant threat in Japan'

2. threat

a warning that something unpleasant is imminent

Example Sentences:
'they were under threat of arrest'

3. threat

declaration of an intention or a determination to inflict harm on another

Example Sentences:
'his threat to kill me was quite explicit'

4. scourge, terror, threat

a person who inspires fear or dread

Example Sentences:
'he was the terror of the neighborhood'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Threat

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noun
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
verb
4.  an archaic word for threaten

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Threat

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noun
1. 
an expression of intention to hurt, destroy, punish, etc., as in retaliation or intimidation
2. 
a. 
an indication of imminent danger, harm, evil, etc.
the threat of war
b. 
a potential source of this
verb transitive, verb intransitive
3.  Obsolete
threaten

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


Threat

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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.

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