plural noun
  1. an ancient people of NE Italy absorbed by Rome after the Second Punic War.
  2. an ancient Celtic people of Brittany, conquered by Julius Caesar, 56 b.c.
Also Ven·e·tes [ven-i-teez] /ˈvɛn ɪˌtiz/.

Origin of Veneti

From Latin


  1. Also Venetia. Also called Ve·ne·to [ve-ne-taw] /ˈvɛ nɛ tɔ/. a region in NE Italy. 7095 sq. mi. (18,375 sq. km).
  2. Italian name of Venice. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for veneto

Contemporary Examples of veneto

Historical Examples of veneto

  • Of the 'gentil uomo Veneto,' the name is still known, and that is all.

  • "The Selvas told me you lived in the Veneto," the Padre added.

    The Saint

    Antonio Fogazzaro

  • His father was one of those small proprietors numerous in the Veneto, and, though not indigent, was by no means a rich man.

    Modern Italian Poets

    William Dean Howells

  • At the close of a few months, they had to be sent back to their caves, in order to deliver the Veneto from an unbearable incubus.

  • I cannot allow you to make fun of the Venetians, and besides, it is not true that they say Zacomo in the Veneto.

    The Patriot

    Antonio Fogazzaro

British Dictionary definitions for veneto


  1. a region of NE Italy, on the Adriatic: mountainous in the north with a fertile plain in the south, crossed by the Rivers Po, Adige, and Piave. Capital: Venice. Pop: 4 577 408 (2003 est). Area: 18 377 sq km (7095 sq miles)Also called: Venezia-Euganea (veˈnɛttsja eʊˈɡaːnea)


noun the Veneti
  1. (functioning as plural) an ancient people who established themselves at the head of the Adriatic around 950 bc, later becoming Roman subjects


  1. the Italian name for Venice
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