venue

noun
ven·​ue | \ ˈven-ˌyü How to pronounce venue (audio) \

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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While the main branch of the Frans Hals Museum still displays many of Hals’ greatest paintings and works by other Dutch masters, a second venue is now open, covering modern art influenced by the Dutch master’s themes and techniques. Rick Steves' Europe, The Seattle Times, "What’s new in Germany and the Low Countries for 2019," 23 Jan. 2019 On the day of my visit, the venue is bustling with empty-stomached patrons, some clad in suits, others in hoodies, surveying the scene in deep contemplation. Bethany Biron, Vox, "The food court’s younger, hipper cousin is a curated version of the mall staple.," 30 Oct. 2018 The venue for their working lunch is Red Haven, a locavore watering hole near the 14-square-mile campus of Michigan State University, which offers dishes like strawberry soup and tempeh chorizo tacos. Christa Case Bryant, The Christian Science Monitor, "As local news outlets struggle to survive, citizen-led efforts are stepping up," 10 July 2018 The venue is from the owners of Stand Up Live and Copper Blues, taking up more than 11,000 square feet of space. Kellie Hwang, azcentral, "Entertainment venue CB Live to open this fall at Desert Ridge Marketplace," 9 July 2018 The venue was Rochester City Hall, and the audience has been the more than 9,000 views on a video posted to the city’s YouTube account on Monday. Crystal Hill, miamiherald, "Black valedictorian was denied his speech. The mayor let him give it at city hall.," 4 July 2018 Opening acts are at 6 p.m., followed by headliners at 7:30 p.m. The rain venue is Asylum Hill Congregational Church, 814 Asylum Ave. Alison Kuznitz, courant.com, "The Monday Night Jazz Series' Avant-Garde Sounds Return To Bushnell Park," 2 July 2018 The venue wasn’t the only thing different about this DMB experience. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "New songs drag an otherwise spirited Dave Matthews Band show at Summerfest," 1 July 2018 The venue is part of John Belitsky's DMNDR network, a global community of artists, musicians and fans that user DMNDR to share their work. Dave Brooks, Billboard, "Webster Hall's Richard Pawelczyk to Open The Arc in Long Island City, Queens," 25 June 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 How to pronounce venue (audio) \

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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