from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Archaic Indulgence in or pursuit of sexual activity.
- n. Archaic The act of sexual intercourse.
- n. Archaic The act or sport of hunting; the chase.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The hunting of wild animals.
- n. Game animals.
- n. The pursuit of sexual pleasure or indulgence.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Sexual love; sexual intercourse; coition.
- n. The art, act, or practice of hunting; the sports of the chase.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or exercise of hunting; the sports of the chase; hunting.
- n. Beasts of the chase; game.
- n. A kennel for hunting-dogs.
- n. Gratification of the sexual desire.
Middle English venerie, from Old French, from Medieval Latin veneria, from Latin venus, vener-, desire, love; see wen-1 in Indo-European roots.
Middle English venerie, from Old French, from vener, to hunt, from Latin vēnārī; see wen-1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English venerie, from Middle French, from venerie ("hunting"), from Latin vēnor ("I hunt"). (Wiktionary)
Mediaeval Latin veneria, from venus (“love”). (Wiktionary)