Part of speech: noun

Payment; amends.

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Usage examples "compensation":

  1. I'd rather not know when I was to be happy; it would spoil the pleasure; and wouldn't be any compensation when it was the other way." - "Their Silver Wedding Journey", William Dean Howells.
  2. " Well," Philip said, " I lost my heart then, and kept the handkerchief as a compensation. - "Salome", Emma Marshall.
  3. I will undertake to do all you ask of me for a proper compensation, say one hundred and fifty a day for two days. - "The Strange Adventures of Mr. Middleton", Wardon Allan Curtis.