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banquet

[ bang-kwit ]
/ 藞b忙艐 kw瑟t /
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noun
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.

OTHER WORDS FROM banquet

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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British Dictionary definitions for banquet

banquet
/ (藞b忙艐kw瑟t) /

noun
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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