An example of a menace is a person who is very accident prone and who is likely to break things.
An example of a menace is an approaching hurricane.
Rome was menaced by invading armies.
Considered her little brother to be a menace.
Origin of menace
- Middle English from Old French from Vulgar Latin minācia sing. of Latin mināciae threats, menaces from mināx mināc- threatening from minārī to threaten from minae threats men-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition