- 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 feted
On his return to Japan, Onoda was feted, and briefly tipped to run for the Diet, the Japanese bicameral parliament.The Week in Death: The Last to Surrender
January 19, 2014
Unable to sell his Indian collection to Congress, Catlin went to Europe and was feted for a time for his exhibited work.This Week’s Hot Reads: July 22, 2013
July 22, 2013
But Harry, handsome ex-Marine and feted author, is greedy for more happiness than Maddy, a WASP goddess, gives him.This Week’s Hot Reads: Feb. 4, 2013
Jimmy So, G. Clay Whittaker, Tunku Varadarajan
February 4, 2013
The late New York mayor was feted by Clinton, Bloomberg, and more political luminaries at an Upper East Side funeral today.Ed Koch Goes Out in Style
February 4, 2013
Ironically as he was feted abroad, he left many Mexicans cold.Carlos Fuentes, Mexico’s Universal Man of Letters, Dies at 83
May 16, 2012
There was a procession at Newport, as everywhere else where the guests were feted.Historic Highways of America (Vol. 14)
Archer Butler Hulbert
He was the town favorite, feted, and in great demand everywhere.The Girl From the Marsh Croft
The officers were feted and exultation and confidence filled every bosom.The Second War with England, Vol. 2 of 2
J. T. Headley.
In the next act Manon is the mistress of Brétigny, feted and admired by all.The Opera
He was courted, and feted, and made much of by rich and poor alike.Tom Tufton's Travels
- 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 feted
1819, from fete (n.). Related: Feted; fetes; feting.
1754, from French fête "festival, feast," from Old French feste (see feast). Apparently first used in English by Horace Walpole (1717-1797).