Feast

  • 1 Feast — (f[=e]st), n. [OE. feste festival, holiday, feast, OF. feste festival, F. f[^e]te, fr. L. festum, pl. festa, fr. festus joyful, festal; of uncertain origin. Cf. {Fair}, n., {Festal}, {F[^e]te}.] 1. A festival; a holiday; a solemn, or more… …

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  • 2 feast´er — feast «feest», noun, verb. –n. 1. a rich meal prepared for some special occasion, usually a joyous one, and for a number of guests; banquet: »We went to the wedding feast. 2. an unusually delicious or abundant meal. 3. Figurative. something that… …

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  • 3 Feast — may refer to: * A Festival * Ramadan, Muslim s holy month * Nineteen Day Feast, a monthly meeting held in Bahá í communities to worship, consult, and socialize. * Feast (film) , a 2006 horror film from Project Greenlight. * , the 2008 sequel to… …

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  • 4 feast — ► NOUN 1) a large meal, especially a celebratory one. 2) an annual religious celebration. 3) a day dedicated to a particular saint. ► VERB 1) have a feast. 2) (feast on) eat large quantities of …

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  • 5 Feast — Feast, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Feasted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Feasting}.] [OE. festen, cf. OF. fester to rest from work, F. f[^e]ter to celebrate a holiday. See {Feast}, n.] 1. To eat sumptuously; to dine or sup on rich provisions, particularly in large …

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  • 6 Feast — Feast, v. t. 1. To entertain with sumptuous provisions; to treat at the table bountifully; as, he was feasted by the king. Hayward. [1913 Webster] 2. To delight; to gratify; as, to feast the soul. [1913 Webster] Feast your ears with the music a… …

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  • 7 feast — feast; feast·ful; Feast; feast·er; …

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  • 8 feast — [fēst] n. [ME feste < OFr < VL festa < pl. of L festum, festival < festus, festal, joyful, orig., of days for religious observance: see FAIR2] 1. a celebration or festival; esp., a periodic religious celebration, as in honor of God or …

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  • 9 feast on — ˈfeast on [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they feast on he/she/it feasts on present participle feasting on past tense feasted on past p …

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  • 10 feast — [n] banquet and celebration barbecue, big feed*, blow*, blowout*, carnival, carousal, clambake, dinner, entertainment, fest, festival, festivity, fete, fiesta, gala, jollification, merrymaking, picnic, refreshment, regale, repast, spread, treat,… …

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  • 11 Feast of — see Feast of Tabernacles under tabernacle ● in …

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  • 12 feast — index carouse Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 13 feast — *dinner, banquet …

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  • 14 feast — feaster, n. feastless, adj. /feest/, n. 1. any rich or abundant meal: The steak dinner was a feast. 2. a sumptuous entertainment or meal for many guests: a wedding feast. 3. something highly agreeable: The Rembrandt exhibition was a feast for the …

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  • 15 feast — noun 1 special meal ADJECTIVE ▪ delicious ▪ veritable (often figurative) ▪ a veritable feast of music ▪ big, grand, great …

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  • 16 feast — feast1 [fi:st] n [Date: 1100 1200; : Old French; Origin: feste occasion of celebration , from Latin festum] 1.) a large meal where a lot of people celebrate a special occasion →↑banquet ▪ a wedding feast ▪ The king promised to hold a great feast… …

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  • 17 feast — [[t]fi͟ːst[/t]] feasts, feasting, feasted 1) N COUNT A feast is a large and special meal. Lunch was a feast of meat and vegetables, cheese, yoghurt and fruit, with unlimited wine... The fruit was often served at wedding feasts... On the following …

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  • 18 feast — 01. We had a real [feast] Saturday night after my dad caught a huge salmon while out fishing. 02. The students all [feasted] on traditional dishes from around the world at our class potluck party. 03. After the lions finished [feasting] on the… …

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  • 19 feast — I UK [fiːst] / US [fɪst] noun [countable] Word forms feast : singular feast plural feasts 1) a) a large meal b) a large meal for a lot of people, usually in order to celebrate something 2) a large amount of a particular food that you enjoy eating …

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  • 20 feast — feast1 [ fist ] noun count 1. ) a large meal a ) a large meal for a lot of people, usually in order to celebrate something b ) a large amount of a particular food that you enjoy eating: a feast of wild raspberries 2. ) a large number of good,… …

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