noun, plural fetes.
a day of celebration; holiday: The Fourth of July is a great American fete.
a festive celebration or entertainment: The ball was the greatest fete of the season.
a religious feast or festival: a fete lasting several days in honor of a saint.
verb (used with object), fet·ed, fet·ing.
to entertain at or honor with a fete: to fete a visiting celebrity.
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Also fête [feyt, fet; French fet] /feɪt, fɛt; French fɛt/.
Origin of fete
1745–55; < French fête, earlier feste feast
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a gala, bazaar, or similar entertainment, esp one held outdoors in aid of charity
a feast day or holiday, esp one of religious significance
Caribbean informal an organized group entertainment, esp a party or a dance
(tr) to honour or entertain with or as if with a fêtethe author was fêted by his publishers
(intr) Caribbean informal to join in a fête
Word Origin for fête
C18: from French: feast
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