venue

play
noun ven·ue \ˈven-ˌyü\

Definition of venue

  1. 1a :  locale 1; also :  a place where events of a specific type are held music venuesb :  outlet 1c

  2. 2a :  the place from which a jury is drawn and in which trial is held requested a change of venueb :  the place or county in which take place the alleged events from which a legal action arisesc :  a statement showing that a case is brought to the proper court or authority

Examples of venue in a sentence

  1. The venue of the trial has been changed.

  2. The nightclub provided an intimate venue for her performance.

Origin and Etymology of 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


First Known Use: 1531


VENUE Defined for English Language Learners

venue

play
noun ven·ue \ˈven-ˌyü\

Definition of venue for English Language Learners

  • : the place where an event takes place


Law Dictionary

venue

play
noun ven·ue \ˈven-ˌyü\

Legal Definition of venue

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

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

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

Origin and Etymology of 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



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up venue? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

capable of being altered or controlled

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • peter-bruegel-tower-of-babel-painting
  • What language does pajama come from?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!