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See also: menacé
- 1 English
- 2 French
- 3 Friulian
menace (plural menaces)
- A perceived threat or danger.
- the dark menace of the distant war.
- The act of threatening.
- (informal) An annoying and bothersome person or thing.
perceived threat or danger
act of threatening
annoying and bothersome person
- “Oxford English Dictionary [2nd Ed.; 1989] ” listed in the
- (transitive) To make threats against (someone); to intimidate.
- to menace a country with war
- My master […] did menace me with death.
- To threaten (an evil to be inflicted).
- By oath he menaced / Revenge upon the cardinal.
- 1788 June, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, “Mr. Sheridan’s Speech, on Summing Up the Evidence on the Second, or Begum Charge against Warren Hastings, Esq., Delivered before the High Court of Parliament, June 1788”, in Select Speeches, Forensick and Parliamentary, with Prefatory Remarks by N[athaniel] Chapman, M.D., volume I, [Philadelphia, Pa.]: Published by Hopkins and Earle, no. 170, Market Street, published 1808, OCLC 230944105, page 474:
- The Begums' ministers, on the contrary, to extort from them the disclosure of the place which concealed the treasures, were, […] after being fettered and imprisoned, led out on to a scaffold, and this array of terrours proving unavailing, the meek tempered Middleton, as a dernier resort, menaced them with a confinement in the fortress of Chunargar. Thus, my lords, was a British garrison made the climax of cruelties!
- To endanger (someone or something); to imperil or jeopardize.
to make threats against, to intimidate
- “ ” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [2nd Ed.; 1989]
menace f (plural menaces)
- first-person singular present indicative of
- third-person singular present indicative of
- first-person singular present subjunctive of
- third-person singular present subjunctive of
- second-person singular imperative of
- “menace” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
menace f (plural menacis)