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This page has 7 definitions of venue in English and French. Venue is a noun and participle. Examples of how to use venue in a sentence are shown. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .

English venue definition


From Middle English venu, from Old French venue, the feminine singular past participle of the verb venir (to come). Doublet of veny.



venue (plural venues)

  1. A theater, auditorium, arena, or other area designated for sporting or entertainment events.
  2. (law) A neighborhood or near place; the place or county in which anything is alleged to have happened; also, the place where an action is laid, or the district from which a jury comes.
  3. (obsolete) A bout; a hit; a turn.
    Synonym: venew
  4. (sports) A stadium or similar building in which a sporting competition is held.
    • 2011 November 10, Jeremy Wilson, “England Under 21 5 Iceland Under 21 0: match report”, in Telegraph[1]:
      With such focus from within the footballing community this week on Remembrance Sunday, there was something appropriate about Colchester being the venue for last night’s game. Troops from the garrison town formed a guard of honour for both sets of players, who emerged for the national anthem with poppies proudly stitched into their tracksuit jackets.
  5. (by extension) The place where something happens.
    The metalworking forum is not the appropriate venue for this discussion about politics.

Usage notes

In certain cases, the court has power to change the venue, which is to direct the trial to be had in a different county from that where the venue is laid.


See come, and confer venew, veney.


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French venue definition



venue f (plural venues)

  1. coming, arrival
    Synonym: arrivée
    • 1837, Louis Viardot, L’Ingénieux Hidalgo Don Quichotte de la Manchefr.Wikisource, translation of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Volume I, Chapter II:
      [À] peine les petits oiseaux nuancés de mille couleurs avaient-ils salué des harpes de leurs langues, dans une douce et mielleuse harmonie, la venue de l’aurore au teint de rose, ... que le fameux chevalier don Quichotte de la Manche ... prit sa route à travers l’antique et célèbre plaine de Montiel.
      [S]carce had the little birds shaded of a thousand colours hailed from the harps of their tongues, in a soft and mellifluous harmony, the coming of the pink-tinted dawn, ... when the famous knight Don Quixote of La Mancha ... took his route across the ancient and famous Campo de Montiel.


venue f sg

  1. feminine singular of venu

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