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English noun: threat

1. threat (state) something that is a source of danger


SamplesEarthquakes are a constant threat in Japan.


Synonymsmenace


Broader (hypernym)danger


Narrower (hyponym)yellow peril

2. threat (communication) a warning that something unpleasant is imminent


SamplesThey were under threat of arrest.


Broader (hypernym)warning

3. threat (communication) declaration of an intention or a determination to inflict harm on another


SamplesHis threat to kill me was quite explicit.


Broader (hypernym)declaration


Narrower (hyponym)commination, menace

4. threat (person) a person who inspires fear or dread


SamplesHe was the terror of the neighborhood.


Synonymsscourge, terror


Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul









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