menace


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 injuryCalifornia Penal Code
2: one who represents a threat
menace 2 vb men·aced, men·ac·ing
vt
1: to make a show of intention to harm
2: to represent or pose a threat to
vi: to act in a threatening manner
men·ac·ing·ly adv

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

menace
I noun commination, danger, dangerous situation, hazard, imminent danger, imperilment, intimidating force, intimidation, minacious force, minacity, peril, prognostic, threat II verb affright, alarm, cause alarm, comminate, direct a threat against, disconcert, disquiet, disturb, exhibit hostile intentions, frighten, impend, inspire fear, intimidate, put in bodily fear, put in fear, raise apprehensions, scare, show hostility, startle, strike with overwhelming fear, terrify, threaten, unnerve III index bait (harass), challenge, danger, endanger, frighten, hazard, hector, impend, intimidate, jeopardize, jeopardy, portend, threat, threaten

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


menace
v.
To threaten, especially with the prospect of injury.
n.
A threatening person or thing; a danger.
adj.
menacing See also assault

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • 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 (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


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.