What is threat?

  • (noun): Declaration of an intention or a determination to inflict harm on another.
    Example: "His threat to kill me was quite explicit"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on threat, threats:

Threatdown
... ThreatDown is one of the show's longest running segments, listing the five biggest threats to Americans as identified by Stephen Colbert ... The threats posed are often a threat to no one but Colbert himself for example, in January 2006, Colbert declared the Associated Press the number one ... listed the five greatest things in America a Mini ThreatDown that featured a single "threat number.5", which Colbert had neglected to mention in the previous night's ThreatDown a ShredDown, the ...
Miss You Love - Track Listing
... Australian CD single "Miss You Love" "Wasted" "Fix Me" "Minor Threat" "Ana's Song (Open Fire)" (live video) European CD single Australian cassette "Miss You ...
Coercive Diplomacy - Requirements For Success
... to stop or undo acts of aggression A threat of force to defeat the opponent or deny him his objectives quickly with little cost ... The first requirement in Jakobsen's 'ideal policy' is to make the threat so great that non-compliance will be too costly for the resisting actors ... The second requirement demands that after maximizing the credibility of the threat, the coercer must set a specifie deadline, as failure to set a deadline for compliance ...
Miankaleh Peninsula - Threat
... This nature reserve is unfortunately highly under threat by Industry Tourism ... hunting has damaged the ecological balance many species are either moribund or under threat of total extinction ...
Stab Vest - Standards - US
... (NIJ STD 0115.00), based on the work in the UK, which defines two threat types spike and edged blade ... that their armor will defeat the specified threat at one of three threat levels ... Threat levels 1, 2 and 3 are based on impact energies of 24-, 33- and 43-joules respectively ...

More definitions of "threat":

  • (noun): A person who inspires fear or dread.
    Synonyms: terror, scourge
  • (noun): A warning that something unpleasant is imminent.
    Example: "They were under threat of arrest"
  • (noun): Something that is a source of danger.
    Example: "Earthquakes are a constant threat in Japan"
    Synonyms: menace

Famous quotes containing the word threat:

    The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is inefficiency. An efficient bureaucracy is the greatest threat to liberty.
    Eugene J. McCarthy (b. 1916)

    The reduction of nuclear arsenals and the removal of the threat of worldwide nuclear destruction is a measure, in my judgment, of the power and strength of a great nation.
    Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.)

    It was common practice for me to take my children with me whenever I went shopping, out for a walk in a white neighborhood, or just felt like going about in a white world. The reason was simple enough: if a black man is alone or with other black men, he is a threat to whites. But if he is with children, then he is harmless, adorable.
    Gerald Early (20th century)