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Officials were confident there had been no threat to public health.
a threat to freedom/democracy
The dispute poses a direct threat (=is a threat) to peace.
He would not make threats he wasn't prepared to carry out.
After threats of legal action they stopped the building work.
This isn't just an idle threat.
A bomb threat forced them to make an emergency landing.
He had received death threats.
This is the British English definition of threat. View American English definition of threat.
the part of a church where the priests and choir sit during a religious ceremony