- (countable) A threat is something or someone that might be bad or dangerous, or cause a problem.
- The product posed a serious health threat and should not be used.
- She sensed the threat of rain in the bleary sky.
- There appears to be a credible terrorist threat against the plane.
- Iraq poses no imminent and direct threat to the United States.
- I looked about to make sure there were no immediate threats to my life.
- Countries that face no serious external military threats should have no military forces.
- Canadian social policies are not widely perceived to be under threat.
- Increasing water shortages constitute the single greatest threat to the area.
- Unemployed workers could become a threat to social stability.
- We have a responsibility to alert the public to the potential health threat.
- The government no long sees him as a security threat.
- We must confront this threat sooner rather than later.
- (countable) A threat is the words somebody uses to tell you they will do something bad to you unless you do what they want you to.
- He made a lot of threats, but he didn't do anything.