What does Venerable mean?

Definitions for Venerable
ˈvɛn ər ə bəlVen·er·a·ble

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Venerable.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. venerableadjective

    impressive by reason of age

    "a venerable sage with white hair and beard"

  2. august, revered, venerableadjective

    profoundly honored

    "revered holy men"

Wiktionary

  1. venerableadjective

    Used as a form of address for an archdeacon in the Anglican Church

  2. venerableadjective

    commanding respect because of age, dignity, character or position

  3. venerableadjective

    Used as a form of address in the Roman Catholic Church for someone in the first stages of sainthood

  4. venerableadjective

    worthy of reverence

  5. venerableadjective

    Used as a form of address in the Eastern Orthodox Church for some saints

  6. venerableadjective

    ancient, antiquated or archaic

  7. venerableadjective

    made sacred especially by religious or historical association

  8. venerableadjective

    a : calling forth respect through age, character, and attainments; broadly : conveying an impression of aged goodness and benevolence b : impressive by reason of age

Webster Dictionary

  1. Venerableadjective

    capable of being venerated; worthy of veneration or reverence; deserving of honor and respect; -- generally implying an advanced age; as, a venerable magistrate; a venerable parent

    Etymology: [L. venerabilis: cf. F. vnrable.]

  2. Venerableadjective

    rendered sacred by religious or other associations; that should be regarded with awe and treated with reverence; as, the venerable walls of a temple or a church

    Etymology: [L. venerabilis: cf. F. vnrable.]

Freebase

  1. Venerable

    The Venerable is used as a style or epithet in several Christian churches. It is also the common English-language translation of a number of Buddhist titles.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Venerable

    ven′e-ra-bl, adj. that may be venerated: worthy of veneration, reverence, or honour: rendered sacred by religious or other associations: aged.—n. Ven′erableness.—adv. Ven′erably. [L. venerabilisvenerāri, to venerate.]

Editors Contribution

  1. VENERABLE

    calling forth respect through age, character, and attainments;broadly : conveying an impression of aged goodness and benevolence; deserving to be venerated;Belonging to, existing, or occurring in times long past:age-old, ancient, antediluvian, antiquated, antique, archaic, hoary, old, olden, old-time, timeworn. Idioms: old as Methuselah, old as the hills. respected, august, sage, revered, honoured, wise, esteemed, reverenced;profoundly honored,revered, august,hallowed, revered, reverend, sacred,characterized by decadence, especially culturally or morally.

    Submitted by anonymous on June 25, 2020  

How to pronounce Venerable?

How to say Venerable in sign language?

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Venerable in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Venerable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Venerable in a Sentence

  1. Marc Rowan:

    In our view, Venerable is not a great product to be part of a public company, given the inherent volatility of GAAP results if business is run properly.

  2. Katherine Farley:

    We are extremely grateful that David has chosen to focus his generosity on the transformation of this venerable concert hall for a new era, his gift provides the critical impetus for the project’s fundraising campaign.

  3. Omare Lamrani:

    It’s a very old plane, but definitely one of the most capable, air Force has been moving toward multi-mission aircraft, but when Air Force comes to this particular mission this plane is unrivaled in Air Force ability. There is no weapon in our arsenal that offers more effective close-air support to American ground troops serving in harms way than the A-10 aircraft, - Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. First designated for retirement in 2011, a planning document the Air Force published in mid-February reveals that 2022 is the flying branch's newest deadline for the last A-10 flight. The extension was announced by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter during a preview of the Pentagon’s budget at the Economic Club of Washington, D.C. according to the Arizona Daily Star. The venerable plane, first built for destroying Soviet tanks, has been on the chopping block since the sequester of 2011 mandated steep cuts in the Pentagon budget. Although the planes haven't been built in more than 30 years, the Department of Defense believes it can save maintenance costs by phasing them out. Air Force brass believes newer, faster aircraft like the F-16, F-15E, and, eventually, Lockheed Martin’s F-35 can do a better job of the Warthog’s mission of providing close air support to soldiers on the ground. But the Pentagon disagrees and has pushed back, leading to Air Force brass to extend the end date for a phase out. The plane has survived year-to-year, with powerful lawmakers such as Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., fighting to keep it alive.

  4. Rebecca West:

    In England and America a beard usually means that its owner would rather be considered venerable than virile; on the continent of Europe it often means that its owner makes a special claim to virility.

  5. CLIFFORD VILLALON:

    The seven colors of the rainbow are the shades of human lifestyle: reserved, outlandish, yo-yo, good, bad, innovative and venerable.

Images & Illustrations of Venerable

  1. VenerableVenerableVenerableVenerableVenerable

Popularity rank by frequency of use

Venerable#10000#28260#100000

Translations for Venerable

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for Venerable »

Translation

Find a translation for the Venerable definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these Venerable definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "Venerable." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 1 Dec. 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/Venerable>.

    Are we missing a good definition for Venerable? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    an alphabetical list of names and addresses
    • A. abdomen
    • B. directory
    • C. aspiration
    • D. disguise

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for Venerable: