What does the word venerable mean?

    Part of speech: noun


  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Venerably.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Meriting or commanding veneration.

Usage examples for venerable

  1. I'm sure Uncle Francis is expecting a venerable, dry- as- dust sort of man. – Ravensdene Court by 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 by 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 by William Le Queux