venue

noun
ven·ue | \ˈven-ˌyü \

Definition of venue 

1a : locale sense 1 also : a place where events of a specific type are held music venues

b : outlet sense 1c

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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Mandell and his team — led by Scott Schooley and Joe Califore — checked out a number of venues, both inside and outside of the city. Shawn Mcfarland, courant.com, "How Local Businessman Bruce Mandell Brought Pro Soccer To Hartford," 13 July 2018 The new events center, at 13,456 square feet, will dwarf the current 5,800-square-foot venue, which sits along Lake Mendsen, seats up to 200 people and features a ballroom with a grand teak cathedral ceiling. Lisa Maria Garza, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Couples married before 'Pinterest age' set to renew vows in farewell to Winter Park civic center," 12 July 2018 The 2014 tournament was in Brazil, a much more convenient time zone for U.S. viewers than this year’s venue, Russia. Suzanne Vranica, WSJ, "Fox Losing Money on World Cup Without U.S. Team," 11 July 2018 When the World Cup games are on, fans flock to downtown Miami's restaurants and venues, tripling the population of Fort Lauderdale and nearly ten times that of West Palm Beach, according to the Miami Downtown Development Authority. Dylan Jackson, miamiherald, "It's not just bars. From art museums to fundraisers, Miami has World Cup fever," 10 July 2018 Rain was pouring off the roof of the venue, a cavernous arena used for rodeos, as Cruz arrived. Andrew Rice, Daily Intelligencer, "Can a Democrat Ever Win in Texas?," 10 July 2018 New public art has been approved by the City Commission — artsy benches depicting fish that match the pier’s arch at its entrance and also a mural for the city’s art venue, Bailey Contemporary Arts. Anne Geggis, Sun-Sentinel.com, "More public art projects to add pizzazz in Pompano Beach," 5 July 2018 Claims in both venues, from all nationalities, have seen sharp rises over the past five years, and backlogs have mushroomed. David A. Martin, Vox, "How to fix the crisis caused by Central American asylum seekers — humanely," 2 July 2018 Both Vienna and Helsinki have been suggested as venues, with dates that would allow Putin to attend the July 15 final match of the World Cup, which Russia is hosting this year. Sabra Ayres, latimes.com, "Despite Russia probe, Trump moves ahead with plans to meet with Putin," 27 June 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

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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venue

noun

English Language Learners Definition of venue

: the place where an event takes place

venue

noun
ven·ue | \ˈven-ˌyü \

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

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