What does violence mean?

Definitions for violence
ˈvaɪ ə lənsvi·o·lence

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. violence, forcenoun

    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, wildnessnoun

    the property of being wild or turbulent

    "the storm's violence"

  3. violencenoun

    a turbulent state resulting in injuries and destruction etc.

Wiktionary

  1. violencenoun

    Extreme force.

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

  2. violencenoun

    Action intended to cause destruction, pain, or suffering.

    We try to avoid violence in resolving conflicts.

  3. violencenoun

    Widespread fighting.

    Violence between the government and the rebels continues.

  4. violencenoun

    Injustice, wrong.

    The translation does violence to the original novel.

Wikipedia

  1. Violence

    Violence is a song by Canadian musician Grimes and American DJ i_o. It was released on September 5, 2019, as the second single from her upcoming fifth studio album Miss Anthropocene.

ChatGPT

  1. violence

    Violence is the use of physical force intended to harm, damage, or kill someone or something. It can also refer to behaviors or actions that are intended to manipulate, dominate or control another through fear or intimidation, which may involve physical, psychological, verbal or sexual abuse. It often involves exerting power and can occur in various contexts, including within families, among peers, or in larger societal or political contexts.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Violencenoun

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

  2. Violencenoun

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

  3. Violencenoun

    ravishment; rape; constupration

  4. Violenceverb

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

Wikidata

  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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  1. violence

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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

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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. Vincent Cochetel:

    To leave people who have fled war and violence in Libya on the high seas in this weather would be to inflict suffering upon suffering, they must be immediately allowed to dock, and allowed to receive much-needed humanitarian aid.

  2. Jen Psaki:

    President Biden condemns violence and any violence in the strongest possible terms, peaceful protests are a cornerstone of our democracy but smashing windows is not protesting and neither is looting, and actions like these are totally unacceptable.

  3. Joseph Lumbard:

    A lot of the classical commentaries viewed these verses (on violence) as having limited application, and that's what we wanted to bring out.

  4. Fredericka Gray:

    Please, please stop the violence, Freddie Gray would not want this, freddie’s father and mother does not want violence, violence does not get justice.

  5. Clarence Thomas:

    Justice Alito asks why I have begun my opinion by reviewing some of the dangers and challenges posed by gun violence.

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