[ feest ]
/ fist /


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.

Nearby words

  1. feasance,
  2. feasibility,
  3. feasibility study,
  4. feasible,
  5. feasibly,
  6. feast day,
  7. feast of dedication,
  8. feast of fools,
  9. feast of lights,
  10. feast of lots


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

Origin of feast

1150–1200; Middle English feste < Old French < Latin fēsta, neuter plural (taken as feminine singular noun) of fēstus festal, festive, equivalent to fēs- (akin to fair2) + -tus adj. suffix

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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Derived Formsfeaster, 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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