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Menace

Menace appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • "Delia, we cane men!" one menace wailed.
  • One vole can embrace no one-carb menace, love, no?
  • Menace vac sales made now, as I saw one damsel as "cave canem".
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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun menace:

menacethreat
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Definition of the noun menace

What does menace mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: menaces

  1. something that is a source of danger
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonym of menace: threat
    • more generic word: danger = a cause of pain or injury or loss
    • more specific term: yellow peril = the threat to Western civilization said to arise from the power of Asiatic peoples
  2. a threat or the act of threatening
    • example: he spoke with desperate menace
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic word: threat = declaration of an intention or a determination to inflict harm on another

Definition of the verb menace

What does menace mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: menaced | menacing | menaces

  1. pose a threat to; present a danger to
  2. express a threat either by an utterance or a gesture
    • example: he menaced the bank manager with a stick
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • more generic words: evince / express / show = give expression to
  3. act in a threatening manner
    • lexical domain: Body Actions - verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care
    • more generic words: act / behave / do = behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior

Alternative definition of the verb menace

verb

  1. to make threats (against someone); to intimidate
  2. to endanger someone or something; to imperil or jeopardize

Characters

  1. Menace is a fictional character, a Marvel Comics villainess and enemy of Spider-Man.
  2. Menace is a fictional character from the TV series Queen's Blade.
    • also known as Ancient Princess Menace

Films

  1. "Menace" is the 2002 drama film written and directed by John Marino.
  2. "Menace" is a 1934 British crime film directed by Adrian Brunel and starring Victor Varconi, Joan Maude and D. A. Clarke-Smith. The film was made at Shepperton Studios by the Sound City production company. It was also known by the alternative title When London Sleeps.
  3. "Menace" is a 2012 short drama family film written by Lauren Burger and Rebecca Korab, and directed by Gustavo Martin.
  4. "Menace" is a 2008 drama TV movie written by Andrew Wreggitt and directed by Ken Girotti.
  5. "Menace" is an award-nominated film, directed by Tony DiMarco.
  6. "Menace" is a 1934 film directed by Ralph Murphy.

Games

  1. "Menace" is a horizontal scrolling shooter game developed by DMA Design for the Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64 and DOS.
    • publisher: Psygnosis
    • released in (27 years ago)
  2. "Menace" is a budget computer game released by Firebird software, which involves playing the game as a naughty schoolchild.
    • mode: Single-player video game
    • genre: Action game
    • publisher: Telecomsoft
    • released in (32 years ago)

Music

  1. "Menace" is a composition.
  2. "Menace" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  3. "Menace" is a musical album of I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House.
    • released in (11 years ago)
  4. "Menace" is a cataloged instance, composition.

Person

Who is Menace?

Menace is a musical artist.

  • profession: Musician
  • member of musical group THC (Vocals)

Groups

  1. Menace is a musical group.
  2. Menace is a musical group.
  3. Menace is a musical group.
    • album: "Quake Metal"

There are other groups with in their name, like Menace Clan, Black Menace, Menace Beach, Menace Ruine, Hooded Menace, This Is Menace, External Menace and Dan Melchior und das Menace.

Place

Menace or Maenace is an ancient Greek settlement lying to the southeast of Spain according to Strabo. Maria Eugenia Aubet locates it at the site of modern Malaga.

Miscellanea

  1. Menace was a 1953 to 1954 American crime/horror anthology comic book series published by Atlas Comics, the 1950s precursor of Marvel Comics. It is best known for the first appearance of the supernatural Marvel character the Zombie, in a standalone story that became the basis for the 1970s black-and-white comics magazine Tales of the Zombie. As well, a standalone story in the final issue introduced a robot character that was revived decades later as the Human Robot, a.k.a. M-11, the Human Robot.
  2. Menace is a 1970 thriller TV series written by Roy Clarke and Hugh Whitemore and directed by Christopher Hodson.
    • begun on (44 years ago)
    • country: United Kingdom
    • genre: Thriller
    • award: - British Academy Television Award for Best Actor (Mystery and Imagination: Season 5, Episode 2: Sweeney Todd, BBC Play of the Month: Season 6, Episode 3: Uncle Vanya, Omnibus: Season 4, Episode 5: John Clare "I Am...") nomination for Freddie Jones

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Menace

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Google previewDisastrous Dates & Dream Boys (2007)

by Mark Roeder

Outfield Menace Outfield Menace is the tale of Kurt, a fifteen-year-old baseball player, living in a small, 1950s, Indiana town. During a...

Google previewMahler's Symphonic Sonatas (2015)

by Seth Monahan

Rather, its special menace is that it erases or “writes over” the Allegro and its tonicmajor ending altogether.12 This intricate intertext poses special challenges for the critic. Obviously, where narrative continuity is concerned, grasping the Finale ...

Google previewBehavioral Finance (2010)

Investors, Corporations, and Markets by H. Kent Baker, John R. Nofsinger

Hidden menace is a key ingredient of conspiracy theories, which blame some outsider or despised group for society's problem. Conspiracy theories gain support during bad times. Historically, there have been many conspiracy theories about ...

Google previeweconomic problems of peace after war

The final cure for the submarine menace is the technical one of the capture or destruction of hostile undersea craft, but until that is attained with certainty, it is practical wisdom, both from the standpoint of the present and the future, to build at ...

Google previewThe Metamorphoses of Fat (2013)

A History of Obesity by George Vigarello

The menace is a declining slope where “races perish or degenerate within a few generations.”53 Enlightened humanism condemns the mass killing of animals, the “massacres,” people's “voraciousness,” and the construction of “vast ...

Google previewCinema of Simulation: Hyperreal Hollywood in the Long 1990s (2015)

by Randy Laist

The Phantom Menace is an original that came after its copy, and in this sense, it is consistent with a wider trend in late twentiethcentury culture that problematizes the classical definition of originality. Some challenges to the conventional ...

Google previewThe Secret Adversary (2009)

by Agatha Christie

There have been hints, indiscreet allusions, that seem to indicate that the menace is a real one. The position is much as though they had got hold of an incriminating document, but couldn't read it because it was in cipher – but we know that the ...

Google previewEuro Horror (2013)

Classic European Horror Cinema in Contemporary American Culture by Ian Olney

It is evil because it threatens the social order; the suppression of the unleashed menace is a priority for the agents of order. The violence of the law restores repression, and the social order is reestablished. This is the ending that Playing Dead, ...

Google previewThe Horror Film (2004)

by Stephen Prince

It is evil because it threatens the social order; the suppression of the unleashed menace is a priority for the agents of order. The violence of the law restores repression, and the social order is reestablished. This is the ending that best conforms ...

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopedia of Law (1894)

A threat is a menace of destruction or injury to one's life, reputation, or property.1 2. Considered as Private Injuries — a. Threats Which Interfere WITH One's BUSINESS. — A mere menace, or threat, unattended by actual damages ...

Google previewTHE AMERICAN AND ENGLISH ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF LAW.; VOLUME XXV. (1894)

by CHARLES F. WILLIAMS, THOMAS J. MICHIE

A threat is a menace of destruction or injury to one's life, reputation, or property.1 2. Considered as Private Injuries — a. Threats Which Interfere With One's BUSINESS. — A mere menace, or threat, unattended by actual damages, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of High-tech Crime and Crime-fighting (2003)

by Michael Newton

MENACE” the Internet via infected e-mail attachments, sent to the first 50 addresses found in the new victim's Outlook address book. Those messages read: Subject: Message From [UserName] Message: This document is very Important and ...

Google previewA General Dictionary of the English Language. One Main Object of Which, Is, to Establish a Plain and Permanent Standard of Pronunciation. To which is Prefixed a Rhetorical Grammar. By Thomas Sheridan, A.M. (1780)

2. L-Z

Menace, denunciation of ill. To THREAT, thre'n'. v. a. To menace, To THREATEN, mak/wi to denounceevil'; to menace, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Old English Language (1878)

Compiled from Writings of the XII., XIII., XIV. and XV. Centuries by Francis Henry Stratmann

menace, Fr. menace, menace; nianace Chauc.

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Usage statistics about menace

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun menace:

menacethreat

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb menace:

imperilmenacejeopardizejeopardiseendangerthreaten

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Quotes about Menace

The real menace in dealing with a five-year-old is that in no time at all you begin to sound like a five-year-old. (Jean Kerr)
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Scrabble value of M3E1N1A1C3E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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