banquet

It’s customary to celebrate Thanksgiving with a banquet, or elaborate feast — along with the requisite bickering between family members.

If you sat down to a banquet in the earliest sense of this word, you’d surely be disappointed. Banquet comes from a French word meaning "bench," and originally a banquet was a small snack — something you could eat while sitting on a bench. If a particular family member isn’t cooperating at your next holiday meal, consider having him dine in this traditional fashion, on a bench somewhere far from the dining room table.

Definitions of banquet
1

n a ceremonial dinner party for many people

Synonyms:
feast
Types:
gaudy
(Britain) a celebratory reunion feast or entertainment held a college
Type of:
dinner, dinner party
a party of people assembled to have dinner together

n a meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed

“a banquet for the graduating seniors”
Synonyms:
feast, spread
Type of:
meal, repast
the food served and eaten at one time

v provide a feast or banquet for

Synonyms:
feast, junket
feast, junket
partake in a feast or banquet
Type of:
host
be the host of or for

v partake in a feast or banquet

Synonyms:
feast, junket
feast, junket
provide a feast or banquet for
Types:
wine and dine
eat sumptuously
Type of:
eat
eat a meal; take a meal

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