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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The area now features new restaurants, stores and entertainment venues. Cecilie Rohwedder, WSJ, "The Latest Housing Hotspot: Downtown and by the River," 6 Dec. 2018 Renovations were made so the venue could host events, concerts and sports. Colin Diltz, The Seattle Times, "Renovations are nothing new to KeyArena, evolving since 1962 and home to new NHL team," 5 Dec. 2018 The company is preparing to roll out a commercial version next year, including select concert venues starting with the Zappo's theater in Planet Hollywood's Las Vegas location. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "New wearable tech lets users listen to live music through their skin," 25 Nov. 2018 The fans connected with and followed this band due to their music and experiencing that with the artists is what fills up these huge venues with performance and audience interaction heightening those experiences. Jeff Benjamin, Teen Vogue, "BTS's Movie "Burn the Stage" Shows the Group's Unwavering Dedication to Their Music," 20 Nov. 2018 The inaugural Trap Yoga and Tacos event sold out in a week and brought 315 people to a packed out venue in Houston, Texas. SELF, "8 Influencers Making the Wellness World More Inclusive," 7 Nov. 2018 Its grand promenade is unquestionably one of New York’s greatest rooms, and the theater itself is a giant jewel box that is at once a technical achievement and a wonderful venue for viewing America’s most celebrated and influential dance company. Mark Lamster, Curbed, "Arbiter of taste, enfant terrible: The best and worst of Philip Johnson," 6 Nov. 2018 The actress, newly engaged to Nick Jonas, held a dream bridal shower with her closest friends over the weekend, choosing Tiffany’s in Midtown Manhattan as her venue for the exciting occasion on Sunday. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Priyanka Chopra Threw a Gorgeous Bridal Shower With Her Closest Friends at Tiffany's in NYC," 29 Oct. 2018 As for the show itself, Jeremy Scott transformed the venue into its own Times Square-esque setting complete with billboards, flashing lights, and street carts serving New York classics like hot dogs, falafel, and giant soft pretzels. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Naomi Campbell Epically Closed the Moschino x H&M Runway," 25 Oct. 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

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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

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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