- a day of celebration; holiday: The Fourth of July is a great American fete.
- a festive celebration or entertainment: The ball was the greatest fete of the season.
- a religious feast or festival: a fete lasting several days in honor of a saint.
- to entertain at or honor with a fete: to fete a visiting celebrity.
Origin of fete
Examples from the Web for fete
The Fete Worse Than Death was an organizational disaster and a massive success.Joshua Compston Was Once the Wunderkind of the British Art World…and Now He’s Been Practically Forgotten
January 17, 2014
Paris Hilton tried her hand at DJing in L.A. at a fete celebrating the release of her new single with Lil Wayne, "Good Time."Paris Hilton's Trippy Los Angeles Release Party For Her Single With Lil Wayne
October 9, 2013
Even Bob Dole clawed his way into a positive territory after the 1996 Republican fete in San Diego (32-29).Why Mitt Romney Has the Worst Favorability Ratings in Memory
September 6, 2012
On Nov. 8, The Norman Mailer Center will fete writers, both famous and not, at a gala at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York.Keith Richards Wins Mailer Award
November 4, 2011
For one weekend in February, celebrity chefs from all over the country gather in South Beach to fete the world of wine and food.South Beach Wine and Food Fest Tickets On Sale
Jacquelynn D. Powers
October 26, 2010
Hubert, quite excited by this day of recreation and of fete, was the only one who had anything to say.The Dream
Have you invited the Benedictine Fathers to your fete in the wood?The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Complete
Madame La Marquise De Montespan
The slightest excuse was sufficient for him—a fete, a wish, a simple pleasure.Doctor Pascal
As it happened, the fete of Janville fell on Sunday, the second in May.Fruitfulness
He had called on the Marquise the day following the fete at the Hotel Dulac.The Bondwoman
Marah Ellis Ryan
- a gala, bazaar, or similar entertainment, esp one held outdoors in aid of charity
- a feast day or holiday, esp one of religious significance
- Caribbean informal an organized group entertainment, esp a party or a dance
- (tr) to honour or entertain with or as if with a fêtethe author was fêted by his publishers
- (intr) Caribbean informal to join in a fête
Word Origin and History for fete
1754, from French fête "festival, feast," from Old French feste (see feast). Apparently first used in English by Horace Walpole (1717-1797).
1819, from fete (n.). Related: Feted; fetes; feting.