American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Law The locality where a crime is committed or a cause of action occurs.
- n. Law The locality or political division from which a jury is called and in which a trial is held.
- n. Law The clause within a declaration naming the locality in which a trial will be held.
- n. Law The clause in an affidavit naming the place where it was sworn to.
- n. The scene or setting in which something takes place; a locale: "that non-cinematic venue of popular nightmares, the discotheque” ( P.J. O'Rourke).
- n. A place for large gatherings, as a sports stadium.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A coming.
- n. In old fencing, a hit; attack; bout; a match or bout in cudgel-play; especially, a contest of regulated length, or of a fixed number of thrusts or blows; hence (because the bout was often ended when one thrust was successful), a thrust; a lunge.
- n. In law: The place or neighborhood of a crime or cause of action; in modern times, the county or corresponding division within which in consequence the jury must be gathered and the cause tried, The statement, usually at the top or in the margin, of an indictment or declaration of complaint, indicating the county for trial, A similar statement in an affidavit indicating the place where it was taken and the oath was administered
- n. A place, especially the one where a given event is to happen.
- n. law A neighborhood or near place; the place or county in which anything is alleged to have happened; also, the place where an action is laid.
- n. obsolete A bout; a hit; a turn. See venew.
- n. sports Sport venue: a stadium or similar building in which a sporting competition is held.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Law) A neighborhood or near place; the place or county in which anything is alleged to have happened; also, the place where an action is laid.
- n. rare A bout; a hit; a turn. See Venew.
- n. the scene of any event or action (especially the place of a meeting)
- n. in law: the jurisdiction where a trial will be held
- From Old French venue feminine past participle of verb venir. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, attack, from Old French, a coming, attack, from feminine past participle of venir, to come, from Latin venīre; see gwā- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I said, 'I don't think the venue is the most important thing here.”
“Will you stay at the Olympic village if your venue is an hour away?”
“So we're wandering around outside the YMCA because the venue is an all ages club that sets up in the Y on Saturday nights.”
“For an informal gathering, a quick e-mail or instant message ensuring the venue is accessible may suffice.”
“If the doctor violated professional ethics, the venue is the training program director, the hospital medical staff director or the state board of medicine, any or all of them would have been better than calling some reporter.”
“There will be three blocks of short brickfilms and the venue is a 300 seat theater.”
“There are usually many small-name acts on the bill; the venue is usually a high school gymnasium, roller skating rink, or an empty warehouse.”
“And even this kind of venue is limited, as one can only hurl a watermellon so far.”
“And when that doesn’t work, I grab my Neo and write outside, or at the library – sometimes a change in venue is best for me.”
“In an e-mailed statement, Mayor Bloomberg said the funding "makes clear that the cultural venue is a critical part of the ongoing revitalization of Lower Manhattan.”
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