Meaning of “punishment” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C, U ] us uk /ˈpʌnɪʃmənt/
Extra Examples
What galls me is that he escaped without punishment.The punishment should fit the crime.The punishment is completely out of proportion to the crime.None of her crimes is serious enough to warrant punishment.They held the view that corporal punishment was good for children.

B2 something that is done to punish someone:

He had to stay in his bedroom as a punishment for fighting.
→ See also capital punishment , corporal punishment , be a glutton for punishment

(Definition of “punishment” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)