Definitions for venomˈvɛn əm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ven•om*ˈvɛn əm(n.)

  1. the poisonous fluid that some animals, as certain snakes and spiders, secrete and introduce into the bodies of their victims by biting, stinging, etc.

  2. something suggesting poison in its effect, as malice or jealousy.

  3. Archaic. poison in general.

* Syn: See poison.

Origin of venom:

1175–1225; < OF venim, venin蠐 L venēnum magical potion, poison

Princeton's WordNet

  1. venom(noun)

    toxin secreted by animals; secreted by certain snakes and poisonous insects (e.g., spiders and scorpions)

  2. malice, maliciousness, spite, spitefulness, venom(noun)

    feeling a need to see others suffer

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. venom(noun)ˈvɛn əm

    poison from an animal

    snake venom

  2. venomˈvɛn əm

    extreme hatred

    You could hear the venom in her voice.


  1. venom(Noun)

    a poison wielded by an animal, usually injected into an enemy or prey by biting or stinging; atter

  2. venom(Noun)

    feeling or speech marked by spite or malice

  3. venom(Verb)

    To infect with venom; to envenom; to poison.

    Venomed vengeance. uE00026128uE001 Shakespeare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Venom(noun)

    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

  2. Venom(noun)

    spite; malice; malignity; evil quality. Chaucer

  3. Venom(noun)

    to infect with venom; to envenom; to poison


  1. Venom

    Venom is the general term referring to any variety of toxins used by certain types of animals that inject it into their victims by the means of a bite, sting or other sharp body feature. Unlike poison, which is ingested or inhaled, venom is usually delivered directly into the lymphatic system, where it acts faster. The potency of different venoms varies; lethal venoms are often characterised by the median lethal dose, expressed in terms of mass fraction, that will kill 50% of victims of a specified type.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. venom

    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.

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