Belonging to, existing, or occurring in times long past
Having qualities becoming to age
On the box beside the driver sat a venerable old attendant.
It contains one of the most venerable Hindu shrines, founded, according to tradition, by Rama himself, which for centuries has been the resort of thousands of pilgrims from all parts of India.
The older any religious tradition or mode of worship is, the more venerable is it, the richer in divine ideas.
That is to say, the author of the History of Armenia is not the venerable translator of the 5th century, but some Armenian writing under his name during the years between 634 and 642.
A flight of iron steps enables the visitor now to examine this venerable specimen of early Christian art.