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Noun: threat  thret
  1. Something that is a source of danger
    "earthquakes are a constant threat in Japan";
    - menace
  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 threat of the neighbourhood";
    - terror, scourge

Derived forms: threats

Type of: danger, declaration, individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul, warning

Encyclopedia: Threat, John