threat: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (thret), [key]
- a declaration of an intention or determination to inflict punishment, injury, etc., in retaliation for, or conditionally upon, some action or course; menace: He confessed under the threat of imprisonment.
- an indication or warning of probable trouble: The threat of a storm was in the air.
- a person or thing that threatens.
- to threaten.
- threat (Thesaurus)