Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who avenges or vindicates; as, an avenger of blood.
  • n. One who takes vengeance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who avenges or vindicates.
  • n. One who takes vengeance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who avenges or takes vengeance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who takes vengeance

Etymologies

to avenge + -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Hey @avenger aka ambient lite–too too obvious jack*ss lettergirl

    'Eclipse' costume trivia: Deleted scene, karate pants, and more! | EW.com

  • "He is called the avenger of the people, Skag," Cadman put in, "because he goes out and gets the man-eaters; never sights for anything but the eye or the heart, and never misses."

    Son of Power

  • Our law allows an appeal to be brought against a murderer by the widow, or next heir, of the person murdered, yea, though the murderer have been acquitted upon an indictment; and, if the murderer be found guilty upon that appeal, execution shall be awarded at the suit of the appellant, who may properly be called the avenger of blood.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume I (Genesis to Deuteronomy)

  • Down went Spurlock's "avenger" sprawling on the floor.

    Dick Prescott's First Year at West Point

  • That is the kind of avenger that is on the track of that pancake-eater.

    How Private George W. Peck Put Down The Rebellion or, The Funny Experiences of a Raw Recruit - 1887

  • The contemporary "avenger" slays, not the merely great, but the good and the inoffensive -- an American President who had struck the chains from millions of slaves; a Russian Czar who against the will and work of his own powerful nobles had freed their serfs; a French President from whom the French people had received nothing but good; a powerless Austrian

    The Shadow On The Dial, and Other Essays 1909

  • Might it not be some terrible avenger, out of the mystery beyond life, placed to beset him and finish him finally on this road that he was convinced was surely the death-road?

    CHAPTER XXXVI

  • The idea is that Guidolon envisions himself not just as a giant space chicken, but as the cosmic avian avenger.

    SERGEANT KROOSTOS, THE CHICKEN OF WAR

  • I had lost all perspective and thought of myself as a commodity, a brand, an example, and an avenger.

    Roseanne Archy

  • Last Friday Scott McClellan, fired press secretary turned left-wing avenger, gave a book report to the House Judiciary Committee.

    Iraq

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