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Definition of Threat

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expression of intent to damage or injure, intimidation, danger
Threat Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
To threaten.
  
(n.)
The expression of an intention to inflict evil or injury on another; the declaration of an evil, loss, or pain to come; menace; threatening; denunciation.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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threat
\threat\ (thr&ebreve;t), n. [as. ?re?t, akin to ā?re?tan to vex, g. verdriessen, ohg. irdriozan, icel. ?rjōta to fail, want, lack, goth. us?riutan to vex, to trouble, russ. trudite to impose a task, irritate, vex, l. trudere to push. cf. abstruse, intrude, obstrude, protrude.] the expression of an intention to inflict evil or injury on another; the declaration of an evil, loss, or pain to come; menace; threatening; denunciation. there is no terror, cassius, in your threats.
threat
\threat\, v. t. & i. [oe. ?reten, as. ?re?tian. see threat, n.] to threaten. [obs. or poetic] of all his threating reck not a mite. our dreaded admiral from far they threat.
threat
n
1. something that is a source of danger; "earthquakes are a constant threat in japan" [syn: menace]


2. a warning that something unpleasant is immanent; "they were under threat of arrest"
3. declaration of an intention or a determination to inflict harm on another; "his threat to kill me was quite explicit"
4. a person who inspires fear or dread; "he was the terror of the neighborhood" [syn: terror, scourge]



Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
bagairt f.
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Bw = n. a threat; terror; bugbear interj. of threatening
Bwgwth = n. a threat, a menace
Dwrd = n. a threat; a chiding
Mynas = n. a menace, a threat
Orn = n. a start; push; threat
Ysdwrio = v. to chide; to threat
Shakespeare Words
threaten
Anagram
      hatter
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. something that is a source of danger; "earthquakes are a constant threat in Japan"
(synonym) menace
(hypernym) danger
(hyponym) yellow peril
2. a warning that something unpleasant is imminent; "they were under threat of arrest"
(hypernym) warning
3. declaration of an intention or a determination to inflict harm on another; "his threat to kill me was quite explicit"
(hypernym) declaration
(hyponym) commination
4. a person who inspires fear or dread; "he was the terror of the neighborhood"
(synonym) terror, scourge
(hypernym) person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, human, soul
Threat Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Joint Acronyms and Abbreviations
Evaluation System
  
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
Threat Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Telecommunication Standard Terms
Capabilities, intentions, and attack methods of adversaries to exploit, or any circumstance or event with the potential to cause harm to, information or an information system. [NIS]
Threat Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
The 'Lectric Law Library
THREAT - A menace of destruction or injury to the lives or property of those against whom it is made.

Sending threatening letters to persons for the purpose of extorting money, is said to, be a misdemeanor at common law. To be indictable, the threat must be of a nature calculated to overcome a firm and prudent man. The party who makes a threat may be held to bail for his good behaviour.

evidence. Menace.

When a confession is obtained from a person accused of crime, in consequence of a threat, evidence of such confession cannot be received, because, being obtained by the torture of fear, it comes in so questionable a shape, that no credit ought to be given to it this is the general principle, but what amounts to a threat is not so easily defined. It is proper to observe, however, that the threat must be made by a person having authority over the prisoner, or by another in the presence of such authorized person, and not dissented from by the latter.

THREAT, TRUE - A statement which expresses an intent to injure the person of another and must be a serious threat as distinguished from mere idle or careless talk, or something said in a joking manner.
   

This entry contains material from Bouvier's Legal Dictionary, a work published in the 1850's.
Courtesy of the 'Lectric Law Library.
Threat Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Chess Terms
A move or plan, that, if allowed, leads to immediate reduction of the enemy's position.
Threat Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
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