Definition of venue in English:



  • 1The place where something happens, especially an organized event such as a concert, conference, or sports event.

    ‘the river could soon be the venue for a powerboat world championship event’
    • ‘Last week Chicago Rock, voted the premier entertainment venue in West Wiltshire, held its first birthday celebrations.’
    • ‘Other small live music venues just withered on the vine.’
    • ‘The hall is also an ideal venue for meetings, concerts and other social and cultural gatherings.’
    • ‘The picture will now form part of an exhibition of close-up science images which will tour venues around the country.’
    • ‘A brand new entertainment venue in Wyre has been unveiled with a glittering gala opening show.’
    • ‘By the 1990s, the Capitol had again established itself as one of the city's most popular entertainment venues.’
    • ‘Hopes that a listed barn could become Essex's newest wedding venue have been dashed.’
    • ‘Scotland's bid to become a key conference venue and build more hotels is paying dividends.’
    • ‘The Cathedral will provide a very suitable venue for a concert by the Kilkenny Gospel Choir.’
    • ‘Some of its more prestigious venues have included a manor house in Castle Combe.’
    • ‘A campaign has been launched to provide a new arts venue in Bradford on Avon.’
    • ‘The winner will also get a support slot in Holborn Street live music venue on the night of their choice.’
    • ‘The political thrust of the new event is to encourage the creation of more live music venues in the city.’
    • ‘Fire inspectors who visited the venue in the town High Street said the practice breached health and safety regulations.’
    • ‘Can the public rely on you when you are so irresponsible you can't even find a venue for a meeting?’
    • ‘A glass court will be erected in an area that is a popular concert venue.’
    • ‘Nine temporary flight restriction areas around various Olympic venues will be established.’
    • ‘One of the city's most popular live venues is taking a different route this year.’
    • ‘All great sporting venues have their own distinctive group of fans.’
    • ‘The organisers are scrambling to find an alternative venue for the event, which will draw competitors from 30 countries.’
    place, site, spot, area
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    1. 1.1Law The county or district within which a criminal or civil case must be heard.
      • ‘First, it can be inferred that the primary venue for trial of the young person should be the Youth Court.’
      • ‘The venue for the tribunal is expected to be Chaktomuk Theater Hall in central Phnom Penh.’
      • ‘After that, it was renamed the Central Criminal Court and became the venue for bigger trials from a wider area.’
      • ‘It was first built as military barracks and was later used as the first venue for the Treason Trial.’
      • ‘Five court venues in County Mayo are to be discontinued as part of a major rationalisation by the Court Service.’


Late 16th century (denoting a thrust or bout in fencing; also in the Law sense): from Old French, literally a coming feminine past participle of venir come from Latin venire.