verb (used with object), men·aced, men·ac·ing.
verb (used without object), men·aced, men·ac·ing.
Origin of menace
Examples from the Web for menaced
Which parent in Central Park, young child in tow, has not been menaced out of his wits by speeding bicyclists?
They either had been slain or else had quietly drawn out of sight when they became aware of the danger that menaced them.The Ranger|Edward S. Ellis
What menaced the good-comradeship which their arrival at the Double O had established between herself and Steve?The Trail of Conflict|Emilie Baker Loring
He was too experienced a knave to remain on slippery ground, now that his eyes were open to the danger which menaced him.File No. 113|Emile Gaboriau
British Dictionary definitions for menaced
Word Origin for menace
Word Origin and History for menaced (1 of 2)
c.1300, "declaration of hostile intent," also "act of threatening," from Old French menace "menace, threat" (9c.), from Vulgar Latin minacia "threat, menace" (also source of Spanish amenaza, Italian minaccia), singular of Latin minaciæ "threatening things," from minax (genitive minacis) "threatening," from minari "threaten, jut, project," from minæ "threats, projecting points," from PIE root *men- (2) "to project." Applied to persons from 1936.