[ vee-nat-ik ]
/ viˈnæt ɪk /


of or relating to hunting.
Often ve·nat·i·cal.

Origin of venatic

1650–60; < Latin vēnāticus, equivalent to vēnāt(us) (past participle of vēnārī to hunt) + -icus -ic

Related forms

ve·nat·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for venatic

  • These factors combine to aid the game and stretch to its utmost limit the venatic instincts of the fowler.

    Unexplored Spain|Abel Chapman

British Dictionary definitions for venatic



/ (viːˈnætɪk) /


of, relating to, or used in hunting
(of people) engaged in or given to hunting

Derived Forms

venatically, adverb

Word Origin for venatic

C17: from Latin vēnāticus, from vēnārī to hunt
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