men|ace «MEHN ihs», noun, verb, -aced, -ac|ing.
something that threatens; threat: »

In dry weather, forest fires are a great menace. A whispering menace that chilled brain and blood (Walter de la Mare).

to threaten: »

Floods menaced the valley towns with destruction.

SYNONYM(S): See syn. under threaten. (Cf.threaten)
to be threatening: »

Earth below shook; heaven above menaced (Edmund Burke).

[< Old French menace < Vulgar Latin minācia, singular of Latin mināciae, ultimately < minae threats, projecting points]
men´ac|er, noun.
men´ac|ing|ly, adverb.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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