verb (used with object), ban·quet·ed, ban·quet·ing.
verb (used without object), ban·quet·ed, ban·quet·ing.
- banquet room,
Origin of banquet
Examples from the Web for banquet
The banquet was paid for with public funds, and taxpayers were understandably upset.
A table creaking under the weight of a Christmas banquet, a classic celebration of binge eating and drinking.
Another island tale purports that there was once a banquet arranged at the manor for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
These are the reasons why Marzel tapped me on the shoulder at a Kahanist banquet—I was a Kahanist posterboy.
“You are my hero,” said Baruch Marzel, the militant leader of the Jewish National Front, as he embraced me at a banquet in 2006.
Ismar, wishing to give his body a splendid funeral, prepared a banquet of royal bounty to increase the splendour of the obsequies.The Danish History, Books I-IX|Saxo Grammaticus ("Saxo the Learned")
The banquet in the air on the present occasion could only be done justice to by the courtly painters of the reign of Louis XV.Lothair|Benjamin Disraeli
What will happen at the banquet between Max and Colonel Bridau?The Two Brothers|Honore de Balzac
A banquet was prepared for the following day, to which many guests were invited.Our Little Czecho-Slovak Cousin|Clara Vostrovsky Winlow
Each of these great leaders of Japan had his wife by his side at the banquet table.Flash-lights from the Seven Seas|William L. Stidger
verb -quets, -queting or -queted
Word Origin for banquet
late 15c., "feast, sumptuous entertainment," from French banquet (15c.; in Old French only "small bench"), from Old Italian banchetto, diminutive of banco "bench;" originally a snack eaten on a bench (rather than at table), hence "a slight repast between meals;" the meaning has entirely reversed. As a verb from 1510s.