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Definition of feast

noun
verb (used without object)
to have or partake of a feast; eat sumptuously.
to dwell with gratification or delight, as on a picture or view.
verb (used with object)
to provide or entertain with a feast.
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Idioms about feast

    feast one's eyes, to gaze with great joy, admiration, or relish: to feast one's eyes on the Grand Canyon.

Origin of feast

First recorded in 1200–50; Middle English feste, from Old French, from Latin fēsta, neuter plural (reinterpteted as feminine singular noun in Vulgar Latin ) of fēstus “festal, festive,” equivalent to fēs- (akin to fair2) + -tus adjective suffix

synonym study for feast

2. Feast, banquet imply large social events, with an abundance of food. A feast is a meal with a plenteous supply of food and drink for a large company: to provide a feast for all company employees. A banquet is an elaborate feast for a formal and ceremonious occasion: the main speaker at a banquet.

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British Dictionary definitions for feast

feast
/ (fiːst) /

noun
verb

Derived forms of feast

feaster, noun

Word Origin for feast

C13: from Old French feste, from Latin festa, neuter plural (later assumed to be feminine singular) of festus joyful; related to Latin fānum temple, fēriae festivals
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