also called smoke tree. 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.Shak.
(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.
(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.Milton.
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.
(Venge"ful) a. Vindictive; retributive; revengeful. "Vengeful ire." Milton. Venge"ful*ly, adv.