ETYM French, from Latin minaciae threats, menaces, from minax, -acis, projecting, threatening, minae projecting points or pinnacles, threats. Related to Amenable, Demean, Imminent, Minatory.
1. A threat or the act of threatening.
2. Something that is a source of danger; SYN. threat.
1. To act in a threatening manner
2. To express a threat either by an utterance or a gesture