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Definitions of threat

  1. something that is a source of danger; "earthquakes are a constant threat in Japan" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a person who inspires fear or dread; "he was the terror of the neighborhood" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. declaration of an intention or a determination to inflict harm on another; "his threat to kill me was quite explicit" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a warning that something unpleasant is immanent; "they were under threat of arrest" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a warning that something unpleasant is imminent; "they were under threat of arrest" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. The expression of an intention to inflict evil or injury on another; the declaration of an evil, loss, or pain to come; menace; threatening; denunciation. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To threaten. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8. A menace; an announcement of coming evil or danger. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Declaration of an intention to inflict punishment or other evil upon another: menace. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Announcement of hostile or evil intentions; menace. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. A declared intention to inflict pain, injury, etc.; a menace. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. A menace; declaration of an intention to punish or to harm; intimidation. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. To threaten. See Threaten. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. An avowed determination to inflict punishment or injury on another; a menace. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. thret, n. declaration of an intention to inflict punishment or other evil upon another: menace.--v.t. THREAT'EN, to declare the intention of inflicting punishment or other evil upon another: to terrify by menaces: to present the appearance of coming evil or of something unpleasant.--n. THREAT'ENER.--adj. THREAT'ENING, indicating a threat or menace: indicating something approaching or impending.--adv. THREAT'ENINGLY.--adj. THREAT'FUL (Spens.), full of threats, having a menacing appearance. [A.S. þreát--þreótan, to afflict; cog. with Ger. verdriessen, Goth. thriutan, to vex.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  16. Declaration of intention to punish or hurt; (Law) such menace of bodily hurt or injury to reputation or property as may restrain person\'s freedom of action. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  17. n. Declaration of an intention or determination to inflict punishment, loss, or pain on another; menace; denunciation. Cabinet Dictionary

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