What does violence mean?

Definitions for violence
ˈvaɪ ə lənsvi·o·lence

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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.

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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. violence

    The question in tort, as to the amount of liability incurred by the owners for outrages and irregularities committed by the master.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. violence

    See Appendix, Articles of War, 21 and 56.

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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

How to pronounce violence?

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say violence in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of violence in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of violence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of violence in a Sentence

  1. Alyssa Milano:

    It's sad that Vice President Mike Pence is so dismissive of the American lives lost in Las Vegas, Sutherland Springs, and Parkland — not to mention the thousands of people killed every month by gun violence.

  2. The Waco Tribune-Herald:

    Acts of sexual violence contradict every value Baylor University upholds as a caring Christian community. In recent years we have joined university efforts nationally to prevent campus violence against women and sexual assault, to actively support survivors of sexual assault with compassion and care, and to take action against perpetrators. We have established and fully staffed a Title IX office that employs a Title IX Coordinator and two full-time investigators. Maintaining a safe and caring community is central to Baylor's mission and at the heart of our commitment to our students, faculty and staff.

  3. Paul Craine:

    I have no doubt that El Mencho will be caught, but the violence won’t end until the Mexican government gets serious about strengthening the rule of law and ending corruption.

  4. Charlotte Lam:

    For Hong Kong's society to recover the foundation is the same (as that of the economy), we must stop the widespread violence.

  5. Hayden Williams:

    This person claimed we were promoting violence on campus and proceeded to take his aggression out on us.

Images & Illustrations of violence

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