of or relating to hunting.

Nearby words

  1. venae cavernosae penis,
  2. venae rectae,
  3. venal,
  4. venality,
  5. venally,
  6. venation,
  7. vend,
  8. venda,
  9. vendace,
  10. vendean

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 formsve·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




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

Word Origin for venatic

C17: from Latin vēnāticus, from vēnārī to hunt

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