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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Roosevelt Park beyond the fences will be open, and Ford will have two large video screens at the venue. Randy Essex, Detroit Free Press, "Ford's plans for its big Detroit train station party on Tuesday," 18 June 2018 Weiss gave her Instagram followers a sneak peek inside the event, and there were hundreds of beautiful pink flowers at the venue. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Beyoncé Sang "Happy Birthday" to Diana Ross at Her 75th Birthday Party," 28 Mar. 2019 Guests including Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, New York State Assemblywoman Rebecca Seawright, and Waris Dirie arrived at the venue for a cocktail hour, which was filled with bouquets of red roses perched on neatly pressed table linens. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "Opera Divas and Debutantes: Inside the 64th Annual Viennese Opera Ball," 5 Feb. 2019 The Houthis and the government aren’t scheduled to meet in the talks, which are expected to last a week, but are lodging at the same venue. Sune Engel Rasmussen, WSJ, "Talks to End War in Yemen Begin Under U.S. Pressure," 6 Dec. 2018 The qualifying tournaments kicked off today at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in NYC, and the main competition, hosted at the same venue, will begin on Monday, August 27 and wrap on Sunday, September 9. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "Here’s What You Need to Know About the 2018 U.S. Open Tennis Championships," 21 Aug. 2018 In another twist, the Danish String Quartet’s Feb. 8 concert at La Jolla’s TSRI Auditorium will be followed Feb. 9 at the same venue with their performance of traditional Nordic folk music. George Varga,, "La Jolla Music Society will celebrate stellar 50th anniversary season in its new $78.5 million arts center," 8 July 2018 Check out four ways the Dave Matthews Band played a youthful 39th at the venue: 1. David Lindquist, Indianapolis Star, "Four ways Dave Matthews Band played a youthful 39th show at Ruoff amphitheater," 7 July 2018 The concert takes place Friday, July 13, with shows at 6 and 8:30 p.m., at the Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George St. The festival continues at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 15, at the same venue with a Festival Overture Concert and reception., "A trip to Neverland, voyage on a Yellow Submarine, and dream the Impossible Dream," 5 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

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English Language Learners Definition of venue

: the place where an event takes place


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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