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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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments; "a
            baleful look"; "forbidding thunderclouds"; "his tone
            became menacing"; "ominous rumblings of discontent";
            "sinister storm clouds"; "a sinister smile"; "his
            threatening behavior"; "ugly black clouds"; "the
            situation became ugly" [syn: baleful, forbidding, minacious,
             minatory, ominous, sinister, threatening, ugly]