venue

noun
ven·ue | \ ˈven-ˌyü \

Definition of venue 

1a : locale sense 1 also : a place where events of a specific type are held music venues

b : outlet sense 1c

2a : the place from which a jury is drawn and in which trial is held requested a change of venue

b : the place or county in which take place the alleged events from which a legal action arises

c : a statement showing that a case is brought to the proper court or authority

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Examples of venue in a Sentence

The venue of the trial has been changed. The nightclub provided an intimate venue for her performance.

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The Italian pianist spent last summer touring his latest album, Elements, at prestigious venues throughout Europe, including Waldbuhne in Berlin, Terme di Caracalla in Rome, Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athens and Palacio Vistallegre in Madrid. Taylor Mims, Billboard, "Italian Composer Ludovico Einaudi Reaches New Audiences With Intimate North American Tour," 29 June 2018 The event will be held July 6 to 8 and visitors are encouraged to come watch participants paint at local venues like Centennial Park, Clark’s Elioak Farm, Hebron House and the Shrine of St. Anthony. Janet Kusterer, Howard County Times, "A wedding unites community [Mostly Main Street]," 28 June 2018 One of William Shakespeare’s merriest works will have summertime engagements at two Valparaiso venues. Bob Kostanczuk, Post-Tribune, "Valparaiso's 2018 'Shakespeare in the Park' offering is 'Much Ado About Nothing'," 28 June 2018 The district for the past eight years has been using Wild Goose Chase Inc., which deploys dogs to deter the geese from getting too comfortable at Aurora area venues. Linda Girardi, Aurora Beacon-News, "Fox Valley Park District calls in the dogs to control goose population," 27 June 2018 In the past, the theater group has presented short documentaries and other films that otherwise might not make it to Cincinnati at such venues as Memorial Hall, the Cincinnati Art Museum and the Carnegie in Northern Kentucky. Randy Tucker, Cincinnati.com, "Cincinnati World Cinema renovating small Downtown theater for late-summer opening," 26 June 2018 Credit: Xoth via Storyful Media: Storyful There should be something for everyone at the biggest music venues across the city. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "The most anticipated concerts in Houston for 2018 (and a little beyond)," 21 June 2018 Local bands, some who would also go onto fame, lined up to play at smaller venues like the Stone Pony. Asbury Park Press, "Read more from this Project," 15 June 2018 The hotel is the centerpiece of a $1.5 billion complex being built at the tribe's flagship Hollywood property, a project that will also include a larger casino and new entertainment venue. Chabeli Herrera, miamiherald, "With last beam in place, Hollywood Hard Rock's guitar-shaped hotel is almost finished," 9 July 2018

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First Known Use of venue

1531, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

History and Etymology for venue

borrowed from Anglo-French, probably alteration (by assimilation to venue "arrival, attendance") of vinné, visné, literally, "neighborhood, neighbors," going back to Vulgar Latin *vīcīnātus, re-formation of Latin vīcīnitās vicinity

Anglo-French, place where a jury is summoned, alteration (influenced by venue arrival, attendance) of vinné visné, literally, neighborhood, neighbors, from Old French, ultimately from Latin vicinus neighboring

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venue

noun

English Language Learners Definition of venue

: the place where an event takes place

venue

noun
ven·ue | \ ˈven-ˌyü \

Legal Definition of venue 

1 : the place or county in which take place the alleged events from which a legal action arises used especially at common law

2 : the place from which a jury is drawn and in which trial is held — see also change of venue — compare jurisdiction

3 : a statement showing that a case is brought to the proper court or authority

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