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Meaning & Definition of Threat in English

English

Threat

/θrɛt/

noun

1. Something that is a source of danger

  • "Earthquakes are a constant threat in japan"
    synonym:
  • menace
  • ,
  • threat

2. A warning that something unpleasant is imminent

  • "They were under threat of arrest"
    synonym:
  • threat

3. Declaration of an intention or a determination to inflict harm on another

  • "His threat to kill me was quite explicit"
    synonym:
  • threat

4. A person who inspires fear or dread

  • "He was the terror of the neighborhood"
    synonym:
  • terror
  • ,
  • scourge
  • ,
  • threat

Examples of using

The threat of terrorism has marred the lead up to the Winter Olympics.
They're not a threat.
They're not a threat.