Definition of venue noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈvenjuː//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvenjuː//
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a place where people meet for an organized event, for example a concert, sporting event or conference The band will be playing at 20 different venues on their UK tour. Please note the change of venue for this event. Synonymsplacesite area position point location scene spot venueThese are all words for a particular area or part of an area, especially one used for a particular purpose or where somebody/​something is situated or happens.place a particular point, area, city, town, building, etc, especially one used for a particular purpose or where a particular thing happens:This would be a good place for a picnic.site the place where something, especially a building, is or will be situated; a place where something happened or that is used for a particular purpose:They’ve chosen a site for the new school.area a part of a room, building or particular space that is used for a special purpose; a particular place on an object:the hotel reception area Move the cursor to a blank area on the screen.position the place where a person or thing is situated; the place where somebody/​something is meant to be:From his position at the top of the hill, he could see the harbour. The position of somebody/​something is often temporary: the place where somebody/​something is at a particular time.point a particular place within an area, where something happens or is supposed to happen:the point at which the river divideslocation a place where something happens or exists, especially a place that is not named or not known:The company is moving to a new location.scene a place where something happens, especially something unpleasant:the scene of the accidentspot a particular point or area, especially one that has a particular character or where something particular happens:The lake is one of the local beauty spots.venue the place where people meet for an organized event such as a performance or sports event.Patterns at a place/​site/​position/​point/​location/​scene/​spot/​venue in a(n) place/​area/​position/​location/​venue the place/​site/​point/​location/​spot/​venue where… the right place/​site/​position/​location/​spot/​venue a central site/​position/​location/​venue the/​somebody’s/​something’s exact/​precise place/​site/​position/​point/​location/​spot Wordfinderaudience, auditorium, concert, interval, microphone, perform, programme, soloist, support, venue Wordfinderconference, delegate, exhibition, name tag, plenary, register, speaker, talk, venue, workshop Word Originlate 16th cent. (denoting a thrust or bout in fencing): from Old French, literally ‘a coming’, feminine past participle of venir ‘come’ from Latin venire.Extra examples She has performed in venues around Europe. The Holiday Inn provided the venue for this year’s conference. The club must find an alternative venue for the games. The hall is a popular venue for weddings. The match will be played at a neutral venue. The meeting will be held at a venue in the south of the city. The musical has been packing out venues around the world. This is the most intimate venue the band has played for years. With room for only 200 people, this is an intimate venue. It’s a popular venue for visitors to the area. The band will be playing at several different venues in the UK. This isn’t really a suitable venue for a children’s show.
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