[ bang-kwit ]
/ 藞b忙艐 kw瑟t /
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a lavish meal; feast.
a ceremonious public dinner, especially one honoring a person, benefiting a charity, etc.
verb (used with object), ban路quet路ed, ban路quet路ing.
to entertain or regale with a banquet: They banqueted the visiting prime minister in grand style.
verb (used without object), ban路quet路ed, ban路quet路ing.
to have or attend a banquet; feast: They banqueted on pheasant, wild boar, and three kinds of fish.
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Origin of banquet

First recorded in 1450鈥1500; from Middle French, from Italian banchetto (banc(o) 鈥渢able鈥 (see bank2) + -etto -et); replacing late Middle English bankat, banket(te), from Middle French

synonym study for banquet

1. See feast.


ban路quet路er, ban路que路teer [bang-kwi-teer], /藢b忙艐 kw瑟藞t瑟蓹r/, noun
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What does banquet mean?

A banquet is a feast, as in Theo likes to host banquets so he can cook all his favorite foods for others.

A banquet is also a public dinner, often very fancy and benefiting a charity or celebrating a person, as in Mac likes to organize the sports banquet at the end of the year for all the school鈥檚 teams.

A banquet is basically a feast for a lot of people. It鈥檚 a large, sumptuous meal during a ceremonious gathering. Banquets can be arranged to benefit a charity or to celebrate a specific person or group of people.

To banquet means to entertain with a banquet or to have a banquet.

You鈥檒l often hear the phrase banqueting hall, which is a room, especially in large medieval buildings, that is big enough to hold a banquet.

Example: Doreen hosted a banquet to raise money for a children鈥檚 charity.

Where does banquet come from?

The first records of the term banquet come from around the late 1400s. It ultimately comes from the Italian word banchetto.

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What are some other forms related to banquet?

  • banqueter (noun)
  • banqueteer (noun)

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How is banquet used in real life?

Banquet is almost exclusively used to refer to a lavish feast or a ceremonial dinner.



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Which of the following words is NOT a synonym of banquet?

A. fast
B. meal
C. reception
D. feast

How to use banquet in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for banquet

/ (藞b忙艐kw瑟t) /

a lavish and sumptuous meal; feast
a ceremonial meal for many people, often followed by speeches
verb -quets, -queting or -queted
(intr) to hold or take part in a banquet
(tr) to entertain or honour (a person) with a banquet

Derived forms of banquet

banqueter, noun

Word Origin for banquet

C15: from Old French, from Italian banchetto, from banco a table, of Germanic origin; see bank 1
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