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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 Sonoma Fit added 7,000 square feet outdoors to an 18,000-square-foot indoor venue. Rusty Simmons,, "The future of fitness is leaving Bay Area gym owners a lot of details to sweat," 27 June 2020 Of the locations actually open at this stage of the coronavirus pandemic, the historic outdoor venue in Detroit was number one with $127,300 in box-office business, according to Deadline. Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press, "Report: Ford-Wyoming Drive-In was top-grossing movie theater in nation over weekend," 25 June 2020 On Cane Run Road in the southwestern part of the county, the owners of Mike Linnig’s, the family operation known for its seafood and sprawling outdoor venue, are excited to welcome more customers starting Monday, said co-owner Nancy Wuerth. Savannah Eadens, The Courier-Journal, "Some Louisville restaurants can open at 50% on Monday. Here's what that means for diners," 23 June 2020 Some state officials, including Republicans, have warned against bringing thousands of people into an indoor venue, the BOK Center, during the pandemic. John Fritze, USA TODAY, "'It’s going to be safe.' Oklahoma Gov. Stitt says state is ready for pivotal Tusla campaign rally," 19 June 2020 More than 48 hours before President Trump is set to take the stage for his first campaign rally in three months, supporters are lining up outside the venue in Tulsa, Oklahoma, awaiting entry. Dominick Mastrangelo, Washington Examiner, "Dozens line up outside Tulsa arena days before weekend Trump rally," 18 June 2020 Gratza was working at Modified Arts, an all-ages venue in downtown Phoenix, when Peachcake approached him about working with them. Ed Masley, azcentral, "'An undefinable, magical man': Remembering Stefan Pruett of Phoenix electro band Peachcake," 17 June 2020 Once it was done, the campaign decided to move ahead, announcing the date before its contract with the event venue in Tulsa was even finalized, people briefed on the events said. New York Times,, "So you want to learn about Juneteenth?," 13 June 2020 The president announced this week that the resumption of rallies would kick off on June 19 at the BOK Center, an indoor venue in Tulsa. Fox News, "Attendees at Trump’s rally next week must agree not to sue campaign if they get coronavirus," 12 June 2020

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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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The first known use of venue was in 1531

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3 Jul 2020

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“Venue.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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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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