Definitions for venomousˈvɛn ə məs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ven•om•ousˈvɛn ə məs(adj.)

  1. (of an animal) having a gland or glands for secreting venom; able to inflict a poisonous bite or sting.

    Category: Anatomy

  2. full of or containing venom; poisonous.

  3. spiteful; malignant.

Origin of venomous:

1250–1300; ME < AF, OF


Princeton's WordNet

  1. deadly, venomous, virulent(adj)

    extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom

    "venomous snakes"; "a virulent insect bite"

  2. poisonous, venomous, vicious(adj)

    marked by deep ill will; deliberately harmful

    "poisonous hate"; "venomous criticism"; "vicious gossip"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. venomous(adjective)ˈvɛn ə məs


    a venomous spider

  2. venomousˈvɛn ə məs

    filled with or showing extreme hatred

    a venomous tale


  1. venomous(Adjective)

    Full of venom.

    The villain tricked him into drinking the venomous concoction.

  2. venomous(Adjective)

    Toxic; poisonous.

  3. venomous(Adjective)

    Noxious; evil.

  4. venomous(Adjective)

    Malignant; spiteful; hateful.

    His attitude toward me is utterly venomous.

  5. venomous(Adjective)

    Producing venom (poison usually injected into an enemy or prey by biting or stinging) in glands or accumulating venom from food.

    Do venomous spiders have glands?

  6. venomous(Adjective)


Webster Dictionary

  1. Venomous(adj)

    full of venom; noxious to animal life; poisonous; as, the bite of a serpent may be venomous

  2. Venomous(adj)

    having a poison gland or glands for the secretion of venom, as certain serpents and insects

  3. Venomous(adj)

    noxious; mischievous; malignant; spiteful; as, a venomous progeny; a venomous writer

Translations for venomous

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(of snakes etc) poisonous

venomous reptiles.

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