[ ven-yoo ]
/ ˈvɛn yu /
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- the place of a crime or cause of action.
- the county or place where the jury is gathered and the cause tried.
- the designation, in the pleading, of the jurisdiction where a trial will be held.
- the statement naming the place and person before whom an affidavit was sworn.
the scene or locale of any action or event.
the position taken by a person engaged in argument or debate; ground.
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Origin of venue
1300–50; Middle English venue an attack <Middle French: literally, a coming, Old French, feminine past participle of venir to come <Vulgar Latin *venūta, for Latin venta, equivalent to ven(īre) to come + -ta feminine past participle suffix
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How to use venue in a sentence
Both have different venues in cities across the country on Christmas Eve (and in some cases, Christmas night, too).The Craziest Date Night for Single Jews, Where Mistletoe Is Ditched for Shots|Emily Shire|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
TMZ reported that the five concert venues had cancelled Cosby performances for early 2015.How the World Turned on Bill Cosby: A Day-by-Day Account|Scott Porch|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Astley opened venues in London, Paris, and Dublin, and imitators cropped up in the New World (George Washington attended).We’re All Carnies Now: Why We Can’t Quit the Circus|Anthony Paletta|November 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These days, pop-up concerts at unusual venues like Kensington are in good company.L.A.’s Cool-Kid Backyard Concert Series—Kensington Presents|Sara Lieberman|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And, as the documentary illuminated, she worked, worked, worked—even if it meant going to the back-of-beyond venues.Joan Rivers: 'Death Is Like Plastic Surgery'|Tim Teeman|September 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ces parolles l sont venues de la boutique de Monsieur le Chancellier et non du Roy.History of the Rise of the Huguenots|Henry Baird
Ces laves n'avoient pu tre formes o je les voyois; elles toient venues d'ailleurs; mais d'o et comment?Theory of the Earth, Volume 2 (of 4)|James Hutton
British Dictionary definitions for venue
/ (ˈvɛnjuː) /
- the place in which a cause of action arises
- the place fixed for the trial of a cause
- the locality from which the jurors must be summoned to try a particular cause
a meeting place
any place where an organized gathering, such as a rock concert or public meeting, is held
mainly US a position in an argument
Word Origin for venue
C14: from Old French, from venir to come, from Latin venīre
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