The show of an intention to inflict evil; a threat or threatening; indication of a probable evil or catastrophe to come.
- A possible danger; a threat: the menace of nuclear war.
- The act of threatening.
- A troublesome or annoying person: a toddler who was a menace in a shop full of crystal.
- To utter threats against.
- To constitute a threat to; endanger.
- To make threats.