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Venery definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

VEN'ERY, n. [from Venus.] The pleasures of the bed.
Contentment, without the pleasure of lawful venery, is continence; of unlawful, chastity.
VEN'ERY, n. [L. venor, to hunt, that is, to drive or rush.]
The act or exercise of hunting; the sports of the chase.
Beasts of venery and fishes.

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English venerie, from Anglo-French, from Old French vener to hunt, from Latin venari more at venison Date: 14th century 1. the art, act, or practice of hunting 2. animals that are hunted ; game II. noun Etymology: Middle English venerie, from Medieval Latin veneria, from Latin vener-, venus sexual desire Date: 15th century 1. the pursuit of or indulgence in sexual pleasure 2. sexual intercourse

Oxford Reference Dictionary

1. n. archaic sexual indulgence. Etymology: med.L veneria (as VENEREAL) 2. n. archaic hunting. Etymology: ME f. OF venerie f. vener to hunt ult. f. L venari

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Venery Ven"er*y, n. [L. Venus, Veneris, the goddess of love.] Sexual love; sexual intercourse; coition. Contentment, without the pleasure of lawful venery, is continence; of unlawful, chastity. --Grew.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Venery Ven"er*y, n. [OE. venerie, F. v['e]nerie, fr. OF. vener to hunt, L. venari. See Venison.] The art, act, or practice of hunting; the sports of the chase. ``Beasts of venery and fishes.'' --Sir T. Browne. I love hunting and venery. --Chaucer.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Hunting, the chase.

Moby Thesaurus

act of love, adultery, aphrodisia, ass, balling, beasts of venery, big game, carnal knowledge, chase, chevy, chivy, climax, cohabitation, coition, coitus, coitus interruptus, commerce, congress, connection, copula, copulation, coupling, coursing, cynegetics, debauchery, debauchment, diddling, dissipation, dissoluteness, falconry, fastness, fornication, fox hunting, gallantry, game, gunning, hawking, hunt, hunting, intercourse, intimacy, kill, libertinage, libertinism, license, licentiousness, lovemaking, making it with, marital relations, marriage act, mating, meat, onanism, orgasm, ovum, pareunia, prey, procreation, profligacy, quarry, rakishness, relations, screwing, sex, sex act, sexual climax, sexual commerce, sexual congress, sexual intercourse, sexual relations, sexual union, shikar, shooting, sleeping with, sperm, sport, sporting, stalking, still hunt, the hunted, unbridledness, victim, wenching, whoring, wildness



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