What is the meaning of threat?


  • Something that is a source of danger.
    • usage: "earthquakes are a constant threat in Japan"
  • A warning that something unpleasant is imminent.
    • usage: "they were under threat of arrest"
  • Declaration of an intention or a determination to inflict harm on another.
    • usage: "his threat to kill me was quite explicit"
  • A person who inspires fear or dread.
    • usage: "he was the terror of the neighborhood"
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APAWordNet. (2010). threat. Retrieved March 24, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/threat/definitions/1217421
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "threat" http://smartdefine.org/threat/definitions/1217421 (accessed March 24, 2018).
HarvardWordNet 2010, threat, Smart Define, viewed 24 March, 2018, <http://smartdefine.org/threat/definitions/1217421>.
MLAWordNet. "threat" 23 October 2010. Web. 24 March 2018. <http://smartdefine.org/threat/definitions/1217421>
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