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."

Definitions of feast
  1. noun
    a ceremonial dinner party for many people
    synonyms: banquet
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    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
  2. noun
    a meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed
    “the Thanksgiving feast
    synonyms: banquet, spread
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    type of:
    meal, repast
    the food served and eaten at one time
  3. noun
    an elaborate party (often outdoors)
    synonyms: fete, fiesta
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    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
  4. verb
    partake in a feast or banquet
    synonyms: banquet, junket
    banquet, junket
    provide a feast or banquet for
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    types:
    wine and dine
    eat sumptuously
    type of:
    eat
    eat a meal; take a meal
  5. verb
    provide a feast or banquet for
    synonyms: banquet, junket
    banquet, junket
    partake in a feast or banquet
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    type of:
    host
    be the host of or for
  6. noun
    something experienced with great delight
    “a feast for the eyes”
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    type of:
    thing
    an event
  7. verb
    gratify
    synonyms: feed
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    type of:
    regale, treat
    provide with choice or abundant food or drink
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