Men´ace   Pronunciation: mĕn´ãs; 48
n.1.The show of an intention to inflict evil; a threat or threatening; indication of a probable evil or catastrophe to come.
The dark menace of the distant war.
- Dryden.
v. t.1.To express or show an intention to inflict, or to hold out a prospect of inflicting, evil or injury upon; to threaten; - usually followed by with before the harm threatened; as, to menace a country with war.
[imp. & p. p. Menaced (āst); p. pr. & vb. n. Menacing .]
My master . . . did menace me with death.
- Shak.
2.To threaten, as an evil to be inflicted.
v. i.1.To act in threatening manner; to wear a threatening aspect.
Who ever knew the heavens menace so?
- Shak.
Noun1.menace - something that is a source of danger; "earthquakes are a constant threat in Japan"
Synonyms: threat
2.menace - a threat or the act of threatening; "he spoke with desperate menace"
Verb1.menace - pose a threat to; present a danger to; "The pollution is endangering the crops"
2.menace - express a threat either by an utterance or a gesture; "he menaced the bank manager with a stick"
3.menace - act in a threatening manner; "A menacing person"

MENACE. A threat; a declaration of an intention to cause evil to happen to another.
     2. When menaces to do an injury to another have been made, the party making them may, in general, be held to bail to keep the peace; and, when followed by any inconvenience or loss, the injured party has a civil action against the wrong doer. Com. Dig. Battery, D; Vin. Ab. h.t.; Bac. Ab. Assault; Co. Litt. 161 a, 162 b, 253 b; 2 Lutw. 1428. Vide Threat.

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