verb (used with object), ban·quet·ed, ban·quet·ing.
verb (used without object), ban·quet·ed, ban·quet·ing.
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
British Dictionary definitions for banquet
verb -quets, -queting or -queted
Word Origin for banquet
Word Origin and History 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.