- an ancient people of NE Italy absorbed by Rome after the Second Punic War.
- an ancient Celtic people of Brittany, conquered by Julius Caesar, 56 b.c.
- Also Venetia. Also called Ve·ne·to [ve-ne-taw] /ˈvɛ nɛ tɔ/. a region in NE Italy. 7095 sq. mi. (18,375 sq. km).
- Italian name of Venice.
- a region of NE Italy, on the Adriatic: mountainous in the north with a fertile plain in the south, crossed by the Rivers Po, Adige, and Piave. Capital: Venice. Pop: 4 577 408 (2003 est). Area: 18 377 sq km (7095 sq miles)Also called: Venezia-Euganea (veˈnɛttsja eʊˈɡaːnea)
noun the Veneti
- (functioning as plural) an ancient people who established themselves at the head of the Adriatic around 950 bc, later becoming Roman subjects
- the Italian name for Venice