June 07, 2018
Learner's Word of the Day
menace /ˈmɛnəs/ noun
menace
/ˈmɛnəs/
noun

plural menaces

The boy is being a menace.
The boy is being a menace.
Learner's definition of MENACE

1 [count]

a : a dangerous or possibly harmful person or thing — usually singular

  • Those dogs are a menace.

— often + to

  • Those dogs are a menace to the neighborhood.

  • a criminal who is a menace to society

b : someone who causes trouble or annoyance — usually singular

  • That kid is a menace.

2 [noncount] : a dangerous or threatening quality

  • There was an atmosphere of menace in the city.

  • She could hear the menace in his voice.

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