Definitions for Violenceˈvaɪ ə ləns

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vi•o•lenceˈvaɪ ə ləns(n.)

  1. swift and intense force.

  2. rough or injurious physical force, action, or treatment.

  3. an unjust or unwarranted exertion of force or power.

  4. a violent act or proceeding.

  5. rough or immoderate vehemence, as of feeling or language.

  6. damage, as through distortion of meaning or fact:

    to do violence to a translation.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. violence, force(noun)

    an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists)

    "he may accomplish by craft in the long run what he cannot do by force and violence in the short one"

  2. ferocity, fierceness, furiousness, fury, vehemence, violence, wildness(noun)

    the property of being wild or turbulent

    "the storm's violence"

  3. violence(noun)

    a turbulent state resulting in injuries and destruction etc.

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. violence(noun)ˈvaɪ ə ləns

    the use of physical force against people or things

    to protest violence against ethnic minorities; an outbreak of violence in the city; too much violence shown on TV

  2. violenceˈvaɪ ə ləns

    violence between family members

Wiktionary

  1. violence(Noun)

    Extreme force.

    The violence of the storm, fortunately, was more awesome than destructive.

  2. violence(Noun)

    Action intended to cause destruction, pain, or suffering.

    We try to avoid violence in resolving conflicts.

  3. violence(Noun)

    Widespread fighting.

    Violence between the government and the rebels continues.

  4. violence(Noun)

    Injustice, wrong.

    The translation does violence to the original novel.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Violence(noun)

    the quality or state of being violent; highly excited action, whether physical or moral; vehemence; impetuosity; force

  2. Violence(noun)

    injury done to that which is entitled to respect, reverence, or observance; profanation; infringement; unjust force; outrage; assault

  3. Violence(noun)

    ravishment; rape; constupration

  4. Violence(verb)

    to assault; to injure; also, to bring by violence; to compel

Freebase

  1. Violence

    Violence is the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against a person, or against a group or community, that either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment or deprivation. This definition associates intentionality with the committing of the act itself, irrespective of the outcome it produces. Globally, violence takes the lives of more than 1.5 million people annually: just over 50% due to suicide, some 35% due to homicide, and just over 12% as a direct result of war or some other form of conflict. For each single death due to violence, there are dozens of hospitalizations, hundreds of emergency department visits, and thousands of doctors' appointments. Furthermore, violence often has lifelong consequences for victims' physical and mental health and social functioning and can slow economic and social development. Violence, however, is preventable. Evidence shows strong relationships between levels of violence and potentially modifiable factors such as concentrated poverty, income and gender inequality, the harmful use of alcohol, and the absence of safe, stable, and nurturing relationships between children and parents. Scientific research shows that strategies addressing the underlying causes of violence can be effective in preventing violence. Examples of scientifically credible strategies to prevent violence include nurse home-visiting and parenting education to prevent child maltreatment; life skills training for children ages 6–18 years; school-based programmes to address gender norms and attitudes; reducing alcohol availability and misuse through enactment and enforcement of liquor licensing laws, taxation and pricing; reducing access to guns and knives; and promoting gender equality by, for instance, supporting the economic empowerment of women.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Violence

    Individual or group aggressive behavior which is socially non-acceptable, turbulent, and often destructive. It is precipitated by frustrations, hostility, prejudices, etc.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Violence' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1849

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Violence' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2446

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Violence' in Nouns Frequency: #835


Translations for Violence

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

violence(noun)

great roughness and force, often causing severe physical injury or damage

I was amazed at the violence of his temper; She was terrified by the violence of the storm.

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