feast

[ feest ]
/ fist /

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 for 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

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

SYNONYMS 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 feaster

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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