Definitions for venomˈvɛn əm
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the poisonous fluid that some animals, as certain snakes and spiders, secrete and introduce into the bodies of their victims by biting, stinging, etc.
something suggesting poison in its effect, as malice or jealousy.
Archaic. poison in general.
* Syn: See poison.
Origin of venom:
1175–1225; < OF venim, venin蠐 L venēnum magical potion, poison
toxin secreted by animals; secreted by certain snakes and poisonous insects (e.g., spiders and scorpions)
malice, maliciousness, spite, spitefulness, venom(noun)
feeling a need to see others suffer
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
poison from an animal
You could hear the venom in her voice.
a poison wielded by an animal, usually injected into an enemy or prey by biting or stinging; atter
feeling or speech marked by spite or malice
To infect with venom; to envenom; to poison.
Venomed vengeance. uE00026128uE001 Shakespeare.
matter fatal or injurious to life; poison; particularly, the poisonous, the poisonous matter which certain animals, such as serpents, scorpions, bees, etc., secrete in a state of health, and communicate by thing or stinging
spite; malice; malignity; evil quality. Chaucer
to infect with venom; to envenom; to poison
The Roycroft Dictionary
1. The juice of hate. 2. The sap of reformers, moralists and socialists. 3. The deadly smile of the optimist when he looks at the under dog. 4. The physical sweat of a defeated candidate and the emotional sweat of old maids. (Venom, like everything else, is subject to the law of evolution and variation. Between the venom of Cain and the venom of Tolstoy, several million instances could be quoted to prove the universality and beneficence of this breedy instinct.)
Translations for venom
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the poison produced by some snakes, scorpions etc, transmitted by biting or stinging
the venom of a cobra.
- سُم الأفْعىArabic
- отрова (на влечуго)Bulgarian
- venenoPortuguese (BR)
- das GiftGerman
- (뱀, 거미, 벌 등의) 독액Korean
- (čūskas, skorpiona) indeLatvian
- gift, eiterNorwegian
- 蛇的毒液Chinese (Trad.)
- nọc độcVietnamese
- （某些蛇、蝎子等分泌的）毒液Chinese (Simp.)
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