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THREAT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does threat mean? 

THREAT (noun)
  The noun THREAT has 4 senses:

1. something that is a source of danger
2. a warning that something unpleasant is imminent
3. declaration of an intention or a determination to inflict harm on another
4. a person who inspires fear or dread

  Familiarity information: THREAT used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


THREAT (noun)


Sense 1threat [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something that is a source of danger

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

menace; threat

Context example:

earthquakes are a constant threat in Japan

Hypernyms ("threat" is a kind of...):

danger (a cause of pain or injury or loss)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "threat"):

yellow peril (the threat to Western civilization said to arise from the power of Asiatic peoples)


Sense 2threat [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A warning that something unpleasant is imminent

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

they were under threat of arrest

Hypernyms ("threat" is a kind of...):

warning (a message informing of danger)


Sense 3threat [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Declaration of an intention or a determination to inflict harm on another

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

his threat to kill me was quite explicit

Hypernyms ("threat" is a kind of...):

declaration (a statement that is emphatic and explicit (spoken or written))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "threat"):

commination (a threat of divine punishment or vengeance)

menace (a threat or the act of threatening)


Sense 4threat [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A person who inspires fear or dread

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

terror; scourge; threat

Context example:

he was the terror of the neighborhood

Hypernyms ("threat" is a kind of...):

individual; mortal; person; somebody; someone; soul (a human being)


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