KJV Dictionary Definition: venom
VEN'OM, n. L. venenum, venor, to hunt, to drive or chase; venio, to come. See Venus, &c.
1. Poison; matter fatal or injurious to life. Venom is generally used to express noxious matter that is applied externally, or that is discharged from animals, as that of bites and stings of serpents, scorpions, &c.; and poison, to express substances taken into the stomach.
2. Spite; malice.
VEN'OM, v.t. To poison; to infect with venom. Little used, but envenom is in use and elegant. Venom may be elegantly used in poetry.
1. Poisonous; noxious to animal life; as, the bite of a serpent may be venomous. The sack at the base of the rattlesnake's teeth, contains venomous matter.
2. Noxious; mischievous; malignant; as a venomous progeny.
3. Spiteful; as a venomous writer.
VEN'OMOUSLY, adv. Poisonously; malignantly; spitefully.
1. Poisonousness; noxiousness to animal life.
2. Malignity; spitefulness.