• (noun): Something that is a source of danger.
    Example: "Earthquakes are a constant threat in Japan"
    Synonyms: menace
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on threat, threats:

... 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 threat to ... Mini ThreatDown that featured a single "threat number.5", which Colbert had neglected to mention in the previous night's ThreatDown a ShredDown, the title given to the guitar solo competition ...
Miankaleh Peninsula - Threat
... This nature reserve is unfortunately highly under threat by Industry Tourism ... damaged the ecological balance many species are either moribund or under threat of total extinction ...
Stab Vest - Standards - US
... body armor test standard (NIJ STD 0115.00), based on the work in the UK, which defines two threat types spike and edged blade ... program, manufacturers certify 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 ...
Miss You Love - Track Listing
... You Love" "Wasted" "Fix Me" "Minor Threat" "Ana's Song (Open Fire)" (live video) European CD single Australian cassette "Miss You Love" "Wasted" "Fix Me ...
Coercive Diplomacy - Requirements For Success
... of 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 ...

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): Declaration of an intention or a determination to inflict harm on another.
    Example: "His threat to kill me was quite explicit"

Famous quotes containing the word threat:

    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.)

    The influx of women into paid work and her increased power raise a woman’s aspirations and hopes for equal treatment at home. Her lower wage and status at work and the threat of divorce reduce what she presses for and actually expects.
    Arlie Hochschild (20th century)

    Probably the only place where a man can feel really secure is in a maximum security prison, except for the imminent threat of release.
    Germaine Greer (b. 1939)