(Ve*nat"ic Ve*nat"ic*al) a. [L. venaticus, fr. venatus hunting, fr. venari, p. p. venatus, to
hunt.] Of or pertaining to hunting; used in hunting. [R.] " Venatical pleasure." Howell.
(Ve*nat"i*ca) n. See Vinatico.
(Ve*na"tion) n. [L. vena a vein.] The arrangement or system of veins, as in the wing of an
insect, or in the leaves of a plant. See Illust. in Appendix.
(Ve*na"tion), n. [L. venatio, fr. venari, p. p. venatus, to hunt. See Venison.] The act or
art of hunting, or the state of being hunted. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.
(Ven`a*to"ri*al) a. [L. venatorius.] Or or pertaining to hunting; venatic. [R.]
(Vend) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Vended; p. pr. & vb. n. Vending.] [F. vendre, L. vendere, from
venum dare; venus sale + dare to give. See 2d Venal, Date, time.] To transfer to another person
for a pecuniary equivalent; to make an object of trade; to dispose of by sale; to sell; as, to vend goods; to
Vend differs from barter. We vend for money; we barter for commodities. Vend is used chiefly of
wares, merchandise, or other small articles, not of lands and tenements.
1. The act of vending or selling; a sale.
2. The total sales of coal from a colliery. [Eng.]
(Ven"dace) n. (Zoöl.) A European lake whitefish (Coregonus Willughbii, or C. Vandesius)
native of certain lakes in Scotland and England. It is regarded as a delicate food fish. Called also vendis.
(Vend*ee") n. The person to whom a thing is vended, or sold; the correlative of vendor.
(||Ven`dé`miaire") n. [F., fr. L. vindemia vintage.] The first month of the French republican
calendar, dating from September 22, 1792.
This calendar was substituted for the ordinary calendar, dating from the Christian era, by a decree of the
National Convention in 1793. The 22d of September, 1792, which had been fixed upon as the day of
the foundation of the republic, was also the date of the new calendar. In this calendar, the year, which
began at midnight of the day of the autumnal equinox, was divided into twelve months of thirty days,
with five additional days for festivals, and every fourth year six. Each month was divided into three decades
of ten days each, the week being abolished. The names of the months in their order were, Vendémiaire,
Brumaire, Frimaire Nivose, Pluviose, Ventose, Germinal, Floréal, Prairial, Messidor, Thermidor and
Fructidor. This calendar was abolished December 31, 1805, and the ordinary one restored January 1,
(Vend"er) n. [From Vend: cf. F. vendeur, OF. vendeor. Cf. Vendor.] One who vends; one
who transfers the exclusive right of possessing a thing, either his own, or that of another as his agent,
for a price or pecuniary equivalent; a seller; a vendor.
(||Ven*det"ta) n. [It.] A blood feud; private revenge for the murder of a kinsman.
(Vend`i*bil"i*ty) n. The quality or state of being vendible, or salable.