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. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    Forgiveness achieves more than vengeance.

  2. Pierre Corneille:

    Just vengeance does not call for punishment.

  3. Epictetus:

    Control thy passions, lest they take vengeance on thee.

  4. Terry Goodkind, "Blood of the Fold":

    But if used for retribution, magic is vengeance incarnate.

  5. Ronnie Gonzalez:

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

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