What does venereal mean?

Definitions for venerealvəˈnɪər i əl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word venereal.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. genital, venereal(adj)

    of or relating to the external sex organs

    "genital herpes"; "venereal disease"


  1. venereal(Adjective)

    sexually transmitted.

  2. venereal(Adjective)

    of or relating to sexual intercourse, lust, or the genitals.

  3. venereal(Adjective)

    that which excites sexual desire; aphrodisiac.

  4. venereal(Adjective)

    of or relating to copper.

  5. Origin: Originated 1400–50 from late Middle English venereal, from Latin venereus (of sexual love), from vener (sexual charm) + -eus (adjective suffix) + -al (pertaining to).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Venereal(adj)

    of or pertaining to venery, or sexual love; relating to sexual intercourse

  2. Venereal(adj)

    arising from sexual intercourse; as, a venereal disease; venereal virus or poison

  3. Venereal(adj)

    adapted to the cure of venereal diseases; as, venereal medicines

  4. Venereal(adj)

    adapted to excite venereal desire; aphrodisiac

  5. Venereal(adj)

    consisting of, or pertaining to, copper, formerly called by chemists Venus

  6. Venereal(noun)

    the venereal disease; syphilis

  7. Origin: [L. venereus, venerius, fr. Venus, Veneris, Venus, the goddess of love. See Venerate.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Venereal

    vē-nē′rē-al, adj. pertaining to or arising from sexual intercourse: exciting desire for sexual intercourse: curing venereal diseases.—adj. Venē′reous, lascivious: stimulating sexual desire, aphrodisiac.—n. Ven′ery, sexual intercourse. [L. venereusVenus, Venĕris, the goddess of love; conn. with L. venerāri.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of venereal in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of venereal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Karl Kraus:

    Morality is a venereal disease. Its primary stage is called virtue; its secondary stage, boredom; its tertiary stage, syphilis.

  2. George Will:

    In the 1940s a survey listed the top seven discipline problems in public schools talking, chewing gum, making noise, running in the halls, getting out of turn in line, wearing improper clothes, not putting paper in wastebaskets. A 1980s survey lists these top seven drug abuse, alcohol abuse, pregnancy, suicide, rape, robbery, assault. (Arson, gang warfare and venereal disease are also-rans.)

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