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Definitions of feast

  1. provide a feast or banquet for
  2. a meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed; " a banquet for the graduating seniors"; " the Thanksgiving feast"
  3. a ceremonial dinner party for many people
  4. partake in a feast or banquet
  5. something experienced with great delight; " a feast for the eyes"
  6. an elaborate party ( often outdoors)
  7. gratify; " feed one's eye on a gorgeous view"
  8. gratify; " feed one's eyes on a gorgeous view"
  9. A festival; a holiday; a solemn, or more commonly, a joyous, anniversary.
  10. A festive or joyous meal; a grand, ceremonious, or sumptuous entertainment, of which many guests partake; a banquet characterized by tempting variety and abundance of food.
  11. That which is partaken of, or shared in, with delight; something highly agreeable; entertainment.
  12. To eat sumptuously; to dine or sup on rich provisions, particularly in large companies, and on public festivals.
  13. To be highly gratified or delighted.
  14. To entertain with sumptuous provisions; to treat at the table bountifully; as, he was feasted by the king.
  15. To delight; to gratify; as, to feast the soul.
  16. A costly repast, a festival, especially of the church; anything affording pleasure to the taste or mind.
  17. To entertain sumptuously; delight.
  18. To eat of a feast; enjoy oneself.
  19. A day of unusual solemnity or joy; a rich and abundant repast; rich enjoyment for the mind or heart.
  20. To hold a feast; to eat sumptuously; to receive intense delight.
  21. To entertain sumptuously.
  22. FEASTER.
  23. A holiday; rich banquet.
  24. To hold or partake of a feast.
  25. To give or enjoy a feast; delight.
  26. A sumptuous repast; great enjoyment; a festival.
  27. A sumptuous repast of which a number partake; something delicious to the palate; periodical or stated celebration of some event; a festival; anything on which the mind or the heart feasts or feeds.
  28. To entertain sumptuously; to delight; to pamper; to gratify luxuriously.
  29. To eat sumptuously; to be highly gratified or delighted.
  30. A plentiful entertainment to several or many guests; a banquet; something delicious to the palate or the mind; a church festival.

Usage examples for feast

  1. But he had a real feast, just the same. – The Tale of Cuffy Bear by Arthur Scott Bailey
  2. They went back to the great hall, and a feast was spread for the king and for the Argonauts. – The Golden Fleece and the Heroes who Lived Before Achilles by Padraic Colum
  3. We had a comfortable feast at the kitchen table, standing up to eat, like horses. – Oswald Bastable and Others by Edith Nesbit
  4. 2. How many were at this feast? – Story Hour Readings: Seventh Year by E.C. Hartwell
  5. " Then King Polydectes turned to me and he asked me to come to the wedding feast. – The Golden Fleece and the Heroes who Lived Before Achilles by Padraic Colum
  6. Such was the end of their feast. – An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800 by Mary Frances Cusack
  7. When I was alone, I used to take it from its case and feast my eyes upon it. – Okewood of the Secret Service by Valentine Williams
  8. Katharine, however, although she had a shade more colour than earlier in the day, had sometimes the air of a Banquo at the feast. – The Box with the Broken Seals by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  9. At two o'clock they had the Christmas feast. – Marjorie's New Friend by Carolyn Wells
  10. It doesn't matter if it's one day or three: enough is as good as a feast and the lovely time you'll have with her is something you're willing to pay for! – What Maisie Knew by Henry James
  11. Are we bound to a feast? – The Daughter of the Commandant by Alexksandr Sergeevich Pushkin
  12. Are you going at once to settle with them or shall you keep the high- feast with us?" – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  13. We have ordered a fine feast in thy friend's honour. – The Valley of the Kings by Marmaduke Pickthall
  14. Guests dance and feast. – Traditions of the Tinguian: A Study in Philippine Folk-Lore by Fay-Cooper Cole
  15. As William- that was my first husband- used to say: 'Better be in at the end of a feast than the beginning of a fight'- and a losing fight it will be for you, Mr. Ananda, if you get among those boys in their present temper." – The Outcaste by F. E. Penny
  16. After such a feast of things they had longed for so many months, they were not willing to go back to the old way of batching it, as they termed it. – Sixty Years of California Song by Margaret Blake-Alverson
  17. I do not remember much more about the feast. – Old Jack by W.H.G. Kingston
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