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 arts center, which is based in the historic Kennedy mansion at 6546 Montgomery Road, also has an events venue and artist studios in an annex nearby at Montgomery Road and Kennedy Avenue. Jeanne Houck, The Enquirer, 14 Oct. 2021 Mask mandates can vary depending on location and venue. Erik S. Hanley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 13 Oct. 2021 The Georges Bergés Gallery had previously indicated that Hunter Biden would take part in a preview of his work in Los Angeles this fall, but details about attendees, an exhibition date and a venue were not made public. Maegan Vazquez, CNN, 9 Oct. 2021 There are several factors a business or venue must consider when taking this third approach, including expenses, customer experience and pushback. David Lucatch, Forbes, 8 Oct. 2021 All coronavirus tests must have been performed within 72 hours prior to entry to an event or venue. Luke Money, Los Angeles Times, 8 Oct. 2021 Notably, this year’s 2021 Academy Awards telecast was produced by filmmaker Steven Soderbergh and featured a smaller venue and no formal host. Rivea Ruff, Essence, 5 Oct. 2021 All attendees must be vaccinated and wear masks in accordance with state and venue guidelines. Michele Amabile Angermiller, Variety, 28 Sep. 2021 Jack White celebrated the opening of the London outpost of his Third Man Records with a surprise set from both the store’s basement venue and a neighboring balcony. Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone, 26 Sep. 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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20 Oct 2021

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“Venue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/venue. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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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 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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