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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 men·ace /ˈmɛnəs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Men·ace n.  The show of an intention to inflict evil; a threat or threatening; indication of a probable evil or catastrophe to come.
    His (the pope's) commands, his rebukes, his menaces.   --Milman.
    The dark menace of the distant war.   --Dryden.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Men·ace v. t. [imp. & p. p. Menaced p. pr. & vb. n. Menacing ]
 1. To express or show an intention to inflict, or to hold out a prospect of inflicting, evil or injury upon; to threaten; -- usually followed by with before the harm threatened; as, to menace a country with war.
    My master . . . did menace me with death.   --Shak.
 2. To threaten, as an evil to be inflicted.
 By oath he menaced
 Revenge upon the cardinal.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Men·ace, v. i. To act in threatening manner; to wear a threatening aspect.
    Who ever knew the heavens menace so?   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: something that is a source of danger; "earthquakes are a
           constant threat in Japan" [syn: threat]
      2: a threat or the act of threatening; "he spoke with desperate
      v 1: pose a threat to; present a danger to; "The pollution is
           endangering the crops" [syn: endanger, jeopardize, jeopardise,
            threaten, imperil, peril]
      2: express a threat either by an utterance or a gesture; "he
         menaced the bank manager with a stick"
      3: act in a threatening manner; "A menacing person"