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.
Recent Examples on the Web The package includes the venue, rentals, décor, digital invitations, flowers, photos, videography, cake, sparkling wine and an officiant; prices range from $5,000 to $7,000. Eilene Zimmerman, Star Tribune, 20 June 2021 The area around Truist Park, known as The Battery, has a dozen or so food options, a few bars, a performance venue, and some retail spaces. BostonGlobe.com, 19 June 2021 The charm of a small, quaint venue would replace the eyesore of 50,000-plus empty seats in the background. Kevin Johnston, The Indianapolis Star, 18 June 2021 The city says it’s not trying to get rid of the venue, which is near Myrtle Avenue and University Drive. Kimi Robinson, The Arizona Republic, 17 June 2021 All three follow the same broad concept, which is crazy golf, cocktails and gourmet street food in an immersive, theatrical venue. Kaeli Conforti, Forbes, 16 June 2021 Best of all was the venue: a 3,800-seat theater in the round known as the Bullring. New York Times, 12 June 2021 In 2020, that venue—where visitors had sampled over 9,300 beers from 2,300 brewers—was designated an auxiliary field hospital. Chris Morris, Fortune, 9 June 2021 The venue, called History, has a capacity of 2,500. Tatiana Cirisano, Billboard, 8 June 2021

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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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22 Jun 2021

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“Venue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/venue. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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More Definitions for venue

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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