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Webster 1913 Edition


Venetian

Ve-ne′tian

,
Adj.
[Cf. It.
Veneziano
, L.
Venetianus
.]
Of or pertaining to Venice in Italy.
Venetian blind
,
a blind for windows, doors, etc., made of thin slats, either fixed at a certain angle in the shutter, or movable, and in the latter case so disposed as to overlap each other when closed, and to show a series of open spaces for the admission of air and light when in other positions.
Venetian carpet
,
an inexpensive carpet, used for passages and stairs, having a woolen warp which conceals the weft; the pattern is therefore commonly made up of simple stripes.
Venetian chalk
,
a white compact talc or steatite, used for marking on cloth, etc.
Venetian door
(Arch.)
,
a door having long, narrow windows or panes of glass on the sides.
Venetian glass
,
a kind of glass made by the Venetians, for decorative purposes, by the combination of pieces of glass of different colors fused together and wrought into various ornamental patterns.
Venetian red
,
a brownish red color, prepared from sulphate of iron; – called also
scarlet ocher
.
Venetian soap
.
See
Castile soap
, under
Soap
.
Venetian sumac
(Bot.)
,
a South European tree (
Rhus Cotinus
) which yields the yellow dyewood called
fustet
; – 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

,
Noun.
1.
A native or inhabitant of Venice.

Definition 2022


Venetian

Venetian

English

Adjective

Venetian (not comparable)

  1. Of, from, or relating to Venice, Italian city.

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Noun

Venetian (plural Venetians)

  1. An inhabitant or a resident of Venice and the surrounding area.
  2. (colloquial) A Venetian blind.
    • 1859, Mowbray Thomson, The Story of Cawnpore:
      We never saw her ladyship, but the attendants told us, that the Venetians of her apartments were not impenetrably opaque from within, and that the old lady had seen us, and was concerned for our welfare.
  3. (obsolete, in the plural) galligaskins

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Proper noun

Venetian

  1. The Romance language spoken mostly in the Veneto region of Italy, sometimes wrongly considered to be a dialect of Italian. It should not be confused with Venetic, an extinct Indo-European language once spoken in the same area.
  2. The form of this language spoken in Venice.

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