What does the word threat mean?

Usage examples for threat

  1. " This is not meant as a personal threat to you, so long as we two are in here alone. – Winds of the World by Talbot Mundy
  2. I tell you, therefore, I have no threat to hold over you. – The Fortunes Of Glencore by Charles James Lever
  3. I remembered the man's eyes as the mayor let fall his word of powerful threat, and doubted it. – The Mayor's Wife by Anna Katherine Green