3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Threat \Threat\, verb (used with an object) & i. [OE. [thorn]reten, AS. [thorn]re['a]tian. See {Threat}, noun] To threaten. [Obs. or Poetic] --Shak.

Of all his threating reck not a mite. --Chaucer.

Our dreaded admiral from far they threat. --Dryden.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Threat \Threat\ (thr[e^]t), noun [AS. [thorn]re['a]t, akin to [=a][thorn]re['o]tan to vex, G. verdriessen, OHG. irdriozan, Icel. [thorn]rj[=o]ta to fail, want, lack, Goth. us[thorn]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. --Shak.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: something that is a source of danger; "earthquakes are a constant threat in Japan" [syn: {menace}, {threat}]

2: a warning that something unpleasant is imminent; "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}, {threat}]

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