Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Meriting or commanding veneration.

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Usage examples "venerable":

  1. I'm sure Uncle Francis is expecting a venerable, dry- as- dust sort of man. - "Ravensdene Court", J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher.
  2. Belisarius Zurdoki was already over sixty, but though his age was venerable, he had no very extraordinary reputation for morality. - "Pretty Michal", Mór Jókai.
  3. A few moments later the venerable figure of Salmoros appeared in the doorway of the private cabinet of the Emperor, ushered in by the no longer fearful young officer. - "The Intriguers", William Le Queux.