Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The scene or setting in which something takes place; a locale.
  • noun A place for large gatherings, as a sports stadium.
  • noun The court where a lawsuit may or should be tried, usually because the cause of action arose in that locality.
  • noun The locality from which a jury may be drawn.
  • noun The locality where a crime is committed.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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
  • noun A coming.
  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (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.
  • noun rare A bout; a hit; a turn. See Venew.
  • noun (Law) to allege a place.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A place, especially the one where a given event is to happen.
  • noun 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.
  • noun obsolete A bout; a hit; a turn. See venew.
  • noun sports Sport venue: a stadium or similar building in which a sporting competition is held.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the scene of any event or action (especially the place of a meeting)
  • noun in law: the jurisdiction where a trial will be held

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, attack, arrival, from Old French, a coming, attack, from feminine past participle of venir, to come, from Latin venīre; see gwā- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old French venue feminine past participle of verb venir.

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  • "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." --CD&C

    May 18, 2012