Threat means a communicated intent to inflict harm or loss on another or on another's property. It can be one that might diminish a person's freedom to act voluntarily or with lawful consent. For example, kidnapper’s threat of violence It can also be an indication of an approaching menace. For example, threat of a storm. Threat can also refer to a person or thing that might well cause harm. For example, she never viewed her husband as a threat.