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feast

feast

 
 
pronunciation:
fist
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: any sumptuous and elaborate meal, usu. for many people; banquet.
A great feast was prepared to celebrate the safe return of the king.Huge portions of roast boar, pheasant, and venison were eaten at the feast.
 
synonyms:
banquet, dinner, feed, repast
similar words:
fete, gorge, meal, spread
definition 2: (often cap.) a periodic event or occasion, esp. a religious festival, commemorating some person or occurrence, such as a saint's day.
Next week we'll celebrate the Feast of St. Joseph.
synonyms:
celebration, festival, fete, holiday
similar words:
carnival, ceremony, fiesta, gala, jubilee, name day, occasion, revel, ritual, saturnalia
definition 3: a source of great or manifold pleasure, esp. as something to look at.
The splendid carnival costumes were a feast for the eyes.
similar words:
marvel, pleasure, spectacle, vision
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: feasted, feasting, feasts
definition: to eat heartily or partake of a sumptuous meal.
We feasted on roast turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and cranberry sauce.
synonyms:
banquet, dine, regale
antonyms:
fast
similar words:
gorge, gormandize
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to provide a sumptuous meal or banquet for.
synonyms:
banquet, dine, regale
similar words:
entertain, fete, treat
definition 2: to gratify or give pleasure to (the eyes).
similar words:
bedazzle
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derivation: feaster (n.)
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