Venetian window(Arch.), a window consisting of a main window with an arched head, having on each side a long and narrow window with a square head.

(Ve*ne"tian), n. A native or inhabitant of Venice.

(Ven"ew) n. [F. venue, lit., an arrival, from venir, p. p. venu, venue, to come. See Venue.] A bout, or turn, as at fencing; a thrust; a hit; a veney. [Obs.] Fuller.

(Ven"ey) n. [Cf. Venew or Visne.] A bout; a thrust; a venew. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl.

Three veneys for a dish of stewed prunes.

(Venge) v. t. [F. venger. See Vengeance.] To avenge; to punish; to revenge. [Obs.] See Avenge, and Revenge. Chaucer. "To venge me, as I may." Shak.

(Venge"a*ble) a. Revengeful; deserving revenge. [Obs.] Spenser.Venge"a*bly, adv. [Obs.]

(Venge"ance) n. [F. vengeance, fr. venger to avenge, L. vindicare to lay claim to, defend, avenge, fr. vindex a claimant, defender, avenger, the first part of which is of uncertain origin, and the last part akin to dicere to say. See Diction, and cf. Avenge, Revenge, Vindicate.]

1. Punishment inflicted in return for an injury or an offense; retribution; — often, in a bad sense, passionate or unrestrained revenge.

To me belongeth vengeance and recompense.
Deut. xxxii. 35.

To execute fierce vengeance on his foes.

2. Harm; mischief. [Obs.] Shak.

What a vengeance, or What the vengeance, what! — emphatically. [Obs.] "But what a vengeance makes thee fly!" Hudibras. "What the vengeance! Could he not speak 'em fair?" Shak.With a vengeance, with great violence; as, to strike with a vengeance. [Colloq.]

(Venge"ance*ly), adv. Extremely; excessively. [Obs.] "He loves that vengeancely." Beau. & Fl.

(Venge"ful) a. Vindictive; retributive; revengeful. "Vengeful ire." Milton.Venge"ful*ly, adv.

also called smoke tree.

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