- a dangerous or possibly harmful person or thing
- Those dogs are a menace.
- Those dogs are a menace to the neighborhood.
- a criminal who is a menace to society
- That kid is a menace.
- There was an atmosphere of menace in the city.
- She could hear the menace in his voice.
- with threats
- They were accused of demanding money with menaces.
- She was menaced by a man with a knife.
- a country menaced by war