What does venom mean?

Definitions for venom
ˈvɛn əmven·om

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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

Wiktionary

  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

    Etymology: [OE. venimen, OF. venimer, L. venenare. See Venom, n.]

  2. Venom(noun)

    spite; malice; malignity; evil quality. Chaucer

    Etymology: [OE. venimen, OF. venimer, L. venenare. See Venom, n.]

  3. Venom(noun)

    to infect with venom; to envenom; to poison

    Etymology: [OE. venimen, OF. venimer, L. venenare. See Venom, n.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Venom

    ven′um, n. any drink, juice, or liquid injurious or fatal to life: poison: spite: malice.—adj. (Shak.) venomous, poisonous.—v.t. to infect with poison.—n. Ven′om-duct, in a poisonous animal, the duct conveying venom from the sac or gland where it is secreted to the tooth or venom-fang whence it is discharged.—adjs. Ven′om-mouthed, having a venomous mouth: (Shak.) slanderous; Ven′omous, poisonous: spiteful: mischievous.—adv. Ven′omously.—n. Ven′omousness. [Fr. venin (It. veneno)—L. venenum.]

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.)

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of venom in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of venom in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of venom in a Sentence

  1. Malik Zulu Shabazz:

    The pro-Farrakhan activists used the day on Capitol Hill to denounce a resolution Rep. Todd Rokita, an Indiana Republican, proposed that condemns Farrakhan. We cannot allow a politically hypocritical political situation to exist whereas an openly racist president, Donald Trump is given a free pass and to spew racist venom and racist policies by a confederate based GOP.

  2. Michel de Montaigne:

    Malice sucks up the greater part of her own venom, and poisons herself.

  3. Dan Maloney:

    They don't want to encounter you if they don't have to -- they would rather save their venom for something they’re going to eat rather than having to fight someone off, give them as much space as you can.

  4. Jeff Bock:

    [' Venom' ] could fail if fanboys and fangirls dismiss it as a cash-grab by Sony and cry foul on social media.

  5. Zoltan Takacs:

    This [ snake venom ] opened up a completely new class of medication.

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