What does revenge mean?

Definitions for revenge
rɪˈvɛndʒre·venge

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. retaliation, revenge(verb)

    action taken in return for an injury or offense

  2. revenge, avenge, retaliate(verb)

    take revenge for a perceived wrong

    "He wants to avenge the murder of his brother"

Wiktionary

  1. revenge(Noun)

    Any form of personal retaliatory action against an individual, institution, or group for some perceived harm or injustice.

    Indifference is the sweetest revenge.

  2. revenge(Verb)

    To take one's revenge (on or upon) someone.

    I will revenge myself upon you!

  3. revenge(Verb)

    To take revenge for (a particular harmful action), to avenge.

    Arsenal revenged its loss to Manchester United last time with a 5-0 drubbing this time.

  4. revenge(Verb)

    To take vengeance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Revenge(verb)

    to inflict harm in return for, as an injury, insult, etc.; to exact satisfaction for, under a sense of injury; to avenge; -- followed either by the wrong received, or by the person or thing wronged, as the object, or by the reciprocal pronoun as direct object, and a preposition before the wrong done or the wrongdoer

  2. Revenge(verb)

    to inflict injury for, in a spiteful, wrong, or malignant spirit; to wreak vengeance for maliciously

  3. Revenge(verb)

    to take vengeance; -- with

  4. Revenge(noun)

    the act of revenging; vengeance; retaliation; a returning of evil for evil

  5. Revenge(noun)

    the disposition to revenge; a malignant wishing of evil to one who has done us an injury

Freebase

  1. Revenge

    Revenge is a harmful action against a person or group in response to a grievance, be it real or perceived. It is also called payback, retribution, retaliation or vengeance; it may be characterized as a form of justice, an altruistic action which enforces societal or moral justice aside from the legal system. Francis Bacon described it as a kind of "wild justice.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Revenge

    rē-venj′, v.t. to punish in return: to avenge.—v.i. to take vengeance.—n. the act of revenging: injury inflicted in return: a malicious injuring in return for an injury received: the passion for retaliation.—adj. Revenge′ful, full of revenge or a desire to inflict injury in return: vindictive: malicious.—adv. Revenge′fully.—n. Revenge′fulness.—adj. Revenge′less.—ns. Revenge′ment; Reveng′er.—adv. Reveng′ingly.—Give one his revenge, to play a return match with a defeated opponent. [O. Fr. revenger, revencher (Fr. revancher)—L. re-, in return, vindicāre, to lay claim to.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'revenge' in Nouns Frequency: #2898

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of revenge in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of revenge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of revenge in a Sentence

  1. Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel:

    It’s less about revenge and more about specific deterrence, i saw Gawker pioneer a unique and incredibly damaging way of getting attention by bullying people even when there was no connection with the public interest.

  2. Dejan Stojanovic:

    Say No! Accept the burdens of revenge.

  3. David Schenker:

    It remains to be seen whether this desire for revenge will be sustained.

  4. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. Cupid is a squint sniper 2. Imagination is diving into the bottomless depths of madness. 3. A person is not a person, but only another figure. Look at your prison number. These are not numbers on the shirt, but your name. 4. Sleep is a unique museum of our past, present, and future. In which there is a library that stores unique knowledge. 5. Civilization is when a wild wolf becomes an obedient dog of the system. 6. A person does not want to please people, he wants to tease them. 7. Laziness is an adverse reaction to the artificial system of society. 8. Many people have a love with late ignition. 9. Conclusions - these are human tests, that is, blood, urine and feces. They give out a piece of paper that shows which psychological diseases you are sick with. 10. The corpse of truth, is located somewhere at the bottom of the ocean. 11. Because of slang, jargon and swear words. Words will turn into sounds and letters. 12. No matter how much you read, it is important how much you understand. 13. The enemy rules you with your anger. 14. The gloom of loneliness will give either holiness or madness. 15. Love is the blues of sincere feelings. Awakening in reality something paranormal, something supernatural. 16. Madness is when garbage recycling in the head breaks down. 17. Never confuse truth with opinion. 18. Everyone is drunk by his own madness. 19. If people are directed at you: resentment, envy, causticity, sarcasm, anger, aggression, hatred, revenge, rage - know that all this is people's sympathy, this does not mean that you are a bad person, just very attractive personality. 20. A love couple who is able to constantly forgive each other is doomed to become the happiest couple in the world. 21. Never listen, and never react to someone who does not know and does not understand you. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  5. Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton:

    Anger ventilated often hurries towards forgiveness; anger concealed often hardens into revenge.

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