(Ven"e*nate) v. t. [L. veneatus, p. p. venenare to poison, from venenum poison. Cf. Venom.]
To poison; to infect with poison. [R.] Harvey.
(Ven"e*nate) a. Poisoned. Woodward.
1. The act of poisoning.
2. Poison; venom. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.
(Ve*nene") a. Poisonous; venomous. [Obs.]
(Ven"e*nose`) a. [L. venenosus, fr. venenum poison. Cf. Venomous.] Poisonous. [Obs.]
(Ven`er*a*bil"i*ty) n. The quality or state of being venerable; venerableness. Dr. H. More.
(Ven"er*a*ble) a. [L. venerabilis: cf. F. vénérable.]
1. Capable of being venerated; worthy of veneration or reverence; deserving of honor and respect;
generally implying an advanced age; as, a venerable magistrate; a venerable parent.
He was a man of eternal self-sacrifice, and that is always venerable.De Quincey.
Venerable men! you have come down to us from a former generation.D. Webster.
2. Rendered sacred by religious or other associations; that should be regarded with awe and treated
with reverence; as, the venerable walls of a temple or a church.
This word is employed in the Church of England as a title for an archdeacon. In the Roman Catholic
Church, venerable is applied to those who have attained to the lowest of the three recognized degrees
of sanctity, but are not among the beatified, nor the canonized.
Ven"er*a*ble*ness, n. Ven"er*a*bly, adv.
(||Ven`e*ra"ce*a) n. pl. [NL. See Venus.] (Zoöl.) An extensive tribe of bivalve mollusks
of which the genus Venus is the type. The shells are usually oval, or somewhat heartshaped, with a
conspicuous lunule. See Venus.
(Ven"er*ate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Venerated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Venerating.] [L. veneratus,
p. p. of venerari to venerate; akin to Venus Venus, Skr. van to like, to wish, and E. winsome. See
Winsome.] To regard with reverential respect; to honor with mingled respect and awe; to reverence; to
revere; as, we venerate parents and elders.
And seemed to venerate the sacred shade.Dryden.
I do not know a man more to be venerated for uprightness of heart and loftiness of genius.Sir W. Scott.
Syn. To reverence; revere; adore; respect.
(Ven`er*a"tion) n. [L. veneratio: cf. F. vénération.] The act of venerating, or the state of being
venerated; the highest degree of respect and reverence; respect mingled with awe; a feeling or sentimental
excited by the dignity, wisdom, or superiority of a person, by sacredness of character, by consecration to
sacred services, or by hallowed associations.
We find a secret awe and veneration for one who moves about us in regular and illustrious course of