AskDefine | Define venery

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Etymology 1

From venerie, from , from venerie, from venor


  1. hunting for wild animals.
    • 1963, Thomas Pynchon, V.
      But soon enough he’d wake up the second, real time, to make again the tiresome discovery that it hadn’t really ever stopped being the same simple-minded, literal pursuit; V. ambiguously a beast of venery, chased like the hart, hind or hare, chased like an obsolete, or bizarre, or forbidden form of sexual delight.
  2. Game animals.

Etymology 2

Mediaeval Latin veneria, from ''venus' ‘love’.


  1. the pursuit of sexual pleasure or indulgence

Extensive Definition

Venery can refer to the following:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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