Venturer to Verdigris
1. One who ventures, or puts to hazard; an adventurer. Beau. & Fl.
2. A strumpet; a prostitute. [R.] J. Webster
(Ven"ture*some) a. Inclined to venture; not loth to run risk or danger; venturous; bold; daring; adventurous; as,
a venturesome boy or act. Ven"ture*some*ly, adv. Ven"ture*some*ness, n.
(Ven"tur*ine) n. [Cf. Aventurine.] (Japanning) Gold powder for covering varnished surfaces.
(Ven"tur*ous) a. [Aphetic form of OE. aventurous. See Adventurous, Venture, n.] Daring; bold; hardy; fearless; venturesome; adveturous; as,
a venturous soldier. Spenser.
This said, he paused not, but with venturous armMilton.
He plucked, he tasted.
Ven"tur*ous*ly, adv. Ven"tur*ous*ness, n.
(Ven"tuse) v. t. & i. See Ventouse. [Obs.]
(Ven"ue) n. [F. venue a coming, arrival, fr. venir to come, L. venire; hence, in English, the place
whither the jury are summoned to come. See Come, and cf. Venew, Veney.]
1. (Law) A neighborhood or near place; the place or county in which anything is alleged to have happened; also,
the place where an action is laid.
The twelve men who are to try the cause must be of the same venue where the demand is made.Blackstone.
In certain cases, the court has power to change the venue, which is to direct the trial to be had in a
different county from that where the venue is laid.
2. A bout; a hit; a turn. See Venew. [R.]
To lay a venue (Law), to allege a place.
(Ven"ule) n. [L. venula, dim. from vena vein.] A small vein; a veinlet; specifically (Zoöl.), one of
the small branches of the veins of the wings in insects.
(Ven"u*lose`) a. Full of venules, or small veins.
(Ve"nus) n. [L. Venus, - eris, the goddess of love, the planet Venus.]
1. (Class. Myth.) The goddess of beauty and love, that is, beauty or love deified.
2. (Anat.) One of the planets, the second in order from the sun, its orbit lying between that of Mercury
and that of the Earth, at a mean distance from the sun of about 67,000,000 miles. Its diameter is 7,700
miles, and its sidereal period 224.7 days. As the morning star, it was called by the ancients Lucifer; as
the evening star, Hesperus.
3. (Alchem.) The metal copper; probably so designated from the ancient use of the metal in making
mirrors, a mirror being still the astronomical symbol of the planet Venus. [Archaic]
4. (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of marine bivalve shells of the genus Venus or family Veneridæ.
Many of these shells are large, and ornamented with beautiful frills; others are smooth, glossy, and handsomely
colored. Some of the larger species, as the round clam, or quahog, are valued for food.