feast

A feast is a huge, delicious meal that's served at a party or celebration. You might have a feast to celebrate the last day of school every year.

You can use the word feast in several different ways. It's good for describing the meal you eat at a party, or as a verb meaning "to eat in celebration." You might feast for several days during your family reunion. You can also use feast figuratively to mean a delight, as when you say, "Your garden is a feast for the eyes, Grandma." The Latin root, festa, means "holidays or feasts," from festus, "festive, joyful, or merry."

Primary Meanings of feast

1.
nv
a ceremonial dinner party for many people
partake in a feast or banquet
2.
nv
something experienced with great delight
gratify
Full Definitions of feast
1

n a ceremonial dinner party for many people

Synonyms:
banquet
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

“the Thanksgiving feast
Synonyms:
banquet, spread
Type of:
meal, repast
the food served and eaten at one time

n an elaborate party (often outdoors)

Synonyms:
fete, fiesta
Types:
luau
an elaborate Hawaiian feast or party (especially one accompanied by traditional foods and entertainment)
potlatch
a ceremonial feast held by some Indians of the northwestern coast of North America (as in celebrating a marriage or a new accession) in which the host gives gifts to tribesmen and others to display his superior wealth (sometimes, formerly, to his own impoverishment)
Type of:
party
an occasion on which people can assemble for social interaction and entertainment

v partake in a feast or banquet

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

v provide a feast or banquet for

Synonyms:
banquet, junket
banquet, junket
partake in a feast or banquet
Type of:
host
be the host of or for
2

n something experienced with great delight

“a feast for the eyes”
Type of:
thing
an event

v gratify

Synonyms:
feed
Type of:
regale, treat
provide with choice or abundant food or drink

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