American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Infliction of punishment in return for a wrong committed; retribution.
- idiom. with a vengeance With great violence or force.
- idiom. with a vengeance To an extreme degree: December has turned cold with a vengeance.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Punishment inflicted in return for an injury or an offense. Vengeance generally implies indignation on the part of the punisher, and more or less justice in the nature of the punishment; it may also be inflicted for wrong done to others, as well as to the punisher, in which respects it is usually distinguished from revenge.
- n. Harm, mischief, or evil generally: formerly often used as an imprecation, especially in the phrase what a (the) vengeance!
- n. Synonyms 1. Retribution, Retaliation, etc. See revenge.
- Extremely; very.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Punishment inflicted in return for an injury or an offense; retribution; -- often, in a bad sense, passionate or unrestrained revenge.
- n. obsolete Harm; mischief.
- n. the act of taking revenge (harming someone in retaliation for something harmful that they have done) especially in the next life
- Old French venger ("avenge") (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French, from vengier, to avenge, from Latin vindicāre; see vindicate. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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