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
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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Sunny was the culprit and the Treaty Room was the venue. Elisabeth Egan, Glamour, "With Becoming, Michelle Obama Proves She's Just Like You, Me, and Everyone We Know," 13 Nov. 2018 The New York Titans bounced around venues from 2007-09, moved to Orlando, Fla., and eventually folded, too. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, "Box Lacrosse Set to Return to Long Island. Will It Stick This Time?," 15 Dec. 2018 The couple then set out to plan a multi-day celebration in Jodhpur, India–packed with celebrity guests, multiple outfit changes, a palace venue, and much, much more. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Priyanka Chopra & Nick Jonas' Wedding: Everything You Need to Know," 4 Dec. 2018 The property has stayed with the same family since the 1940s, and has played the role of a restaurant, wedding venue, and event space over the generations. Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, "This Sprawling House In Texas Now Houses A Gorgeous Restaurant," 20 Nov. 2018 What better venue than the Whitney Museum of American Art for this year’s crop of CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists to present their wares at the design challenge cocktail. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Design and Art Merge at the Whitney for the 2018 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Design Challenge Cocktail," 18 Oct. 2018 The ratio between hits and misses in this wide diversity of programming is impossible to predict—there are no out-of-town test runs, and New York is a much tougher venue than Manchester. Dodie Kazanjian, Vogue, "Inside The Shed, Manhattan's New State-of-the-Art Cultural Venue," 12 Dec. 2018 According to India Today, Chopra will have her sangeet and mehendi ceremonies on Thursday at Umaid Bhawan Palace, which is their wedding venue. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas' Wedding Festivities Have Officially Kicked Off," 28 Nov. 2018 Singapore was the venue of Trump’s first, landmark meeting with Kim in June where the two leaders agreed on the vague goal of denuclearization. Matthew Pennington, The Seattle Times, "US sanctions Singapore companies over North Korea dealings," 25 Oct. 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

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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

History and Etymology for venue

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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