Category : Nouns

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.

“Education is not received. It is achieved.”