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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Times and venues vary Thursday through Sunday, $10-$15; 1990s indie-rock darlings Built to Spill have toured on and off in recent years, but their upcoming trip to Thalia Hall marks a special occasion. Adam Lukach,, "Things to do this weekend in Chicago: Cubs vs. White Sox, Michelada Fest, Chosen Few Picnic, Built to Spill," 5 July 2019 What’s so remarkable is that many of these major venues — the Palace, Joe Louis, Northland — are barely outliving the people who built them. John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press, "The short life of the Palace of Auburn Hills represents colossal waste of resources," 5 July 2019 To be fair to Heidfeld, who made his record-setting run in a McLaren MP4/13 Formula One car, the I.D. R was explicitly designed for venues like Goodwood. Sean O'kane, The Verge, "Volkswagen’s electric racecar breaks 20-year-old Goodwood hill climb record," 5 July 2019 The Stampede, which started on Thursday and runs through July 14, draws tourists from around the world for its rodeo and chuckwagon races, but much of the revelry happens away from official venues at parties hosted by oil and gas companies. Reuters, The Mercury News, "Calgary makes it official: No weed at the Stampede," 5 July 2019 This is the 14th opening for Johan Engmanand and his Rise & Shine Restaurant Group, which recently opened North Park Breakfast Company, and also operates El Jardin in Liberty Station and three Fig Tree Cafe venues. San Diego Union-Tribune, "The Dish: San Diego restaurants scramble up hot new summer menus, libations," 4 July 2019 Last year’s campout, the first of its kind, took place in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, another storied football venue, says Northwestern Mutual spokesperson Elizabeth DeLuca. Greg Hanlon,, "'A Blessing': Ex-NFL Star and DWTS Champ Donald Driver Helps Kids Forget Cancer For a Day," 4 July 2019 Although official photos from the Turner-Jonas nuptials have been scarce, fans have been able to get glimpses of the celebration through paparazzi photos taken outside the ceremony and party venues. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas Just Posted Wedding Photos on Instagram," 4 July 2019 Too many venues still don't automatically provide them. Chris Kenning, The Courier-Journal, "ASL interpreters bring music to life for deaf concertgoers at festivals like Forecastle," 3 July 2019

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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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