Threat n. The expression of an intention to inflict evil or injury on another; the declaration of an evil, loss, or pain to come; menace; threatening; denunciation.
There is no terror, Cassius, in your threats. --Shak.
Threat, v. t. & i. To threaten. [Obs. or Poetic]
Of all his threating reck not a mite. --Chaucer.
Our dreaded admiral from far they threat. --Dryden.
n 1: something that is a source of danger; "earthquakes are a
constant threat in Japan" [syn: menace]
2: a warning that something unpleasant is imminent; "they were
under threat of arrest"
3: declaration of an intention or a determination to inflict
harm on another; "his threat to kill me was quite
4: a person who inspires fear or dread; "he was the terror of
the neighborhood" [syn: terror, scourge]