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Definition 1: a warning that something unpleasant is imminent - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where threat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they were under threat of arrest

(threat is a kind of ...) a message informing of danger

"a warning that still more bombs could explode"

Definition 2: declaration of an intention or a determination to inflict harm on another - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where threat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his threat to kill me was quite explicit

(threat is a kind of ...) a statement that is emphatic and explicit (spoken or written)

(... is a kind of threat ) a threat of divine punishment or vengeance

(... is a kind of threat ) a threat or the act of threatening

"he spoke with desperate menace"

Definition 3: a person who inspires fear or dread - [noun denoting person]

Samples where threat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was the terror of the neighborhood

Synonyms for threat in the sense of this definition

(threat is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

Definition 4: something that is a source of danger - [noun denoting state]

Samples where threat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • earthquakes are a constant threat in Japan

Synonyms for threat in the sense of this definition

(threat is a kind of ...) a cause of pain or injury or loss

"he feared the dangers of traveling by air"

(... is a kind of threat ) the threat to Western civilization said to arise from the power of Asiatic peoples

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