What does the word venom mean?

Usage examples for venom

  1. They've bags of venom under their tongues, barley- sugar though they look- and that's her colour. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. Dead the beast, dead the venom, I say. – The Light of Scarthey by Egerton Castle
  3. Since old man Packard had promised to stop at nothing, since Blenham was full of venom, Steve never for a moment doubted whose hand had fired the three shots. – Man to Man by Jackson Gregory