What does vengeance mean?

Definitions for vengeanceˈvɛn dʒəns

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word vengeance.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. vengeance, retribution, payback(noun)

    the act of taking revenge (harming someone in retaliation for something harmful that they have done) especially in the next life

    "Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord"--Romans 12:19; "For vengeance I would do nothing. This nation is too great to look for mere revenge"--James Garfield; "he swore vengeance on the man who betrayed him"; "the swiftness of divine retribution"


  1. vengeance(Noun)

    Revenge taken for an insult, injury, or other wrong.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vengeance(noun)

    punishment inflicted in return for an injury or an offense; retribution; -- often, in a bad sense, passionate or unrestrained revenge

  2. Vengeance(noun)

    harm; mischief

  3. Origin: [F. vengeance, fr. venger to avenge, L. vindicare to lay claim to, defend, avenge, fr. vindex a claimant, defender, avenger, the first part of which is of uncertain origin, and the last part akin to dicere to say. See Diction, and cf. Avenge, Revenge, Vindicate.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vengeance in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vengeance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Epictetus:

    Control thy passions, lest they take vengeance on thee.

  2. Ronnie Gonzalez:

    He's in the hands of God now, we don't believe in vengeance, we just forgive.

  3. Cindy Shelton:

    Milk increases in volume that third to fifth day and it does it with a vengeance.

  4. Niccolo Machiavelli:

    If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.

  5. Clarence Darrow:

    Physical deformity, calls forth our charity. But the infinite misfortune of moral deformity calls forth nothing but hatred and vengeance.

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