Feast - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |fiːst|  American pronunciation of the word feast
Brit.  |fiːst|  British pronunciation of the word feast

noun

- a ceremonial dinner party for many people (syn: banquet)
- something experienced with great delight
- a meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed(syn: banquet, spread)
- an elaborate party (often outdoors) (syn: fete, fiesta)

verb

- partake in a feast or banquet (syn: banquet, junket)
- provide a feast or banquet for (syn: banquet, junket)
- gratify (syn: feed)

Examples

Every guest brought a different dish to the party, and we had quite a feast.

There were hundreds of guests at the royal wedding feast.

...feast your eyes on all the fresh flowers at the farmers' market...

Mr. Jones again made a feast for the whole town.

He would make a feast of the portly grunter.

The king promised to hold a great feast for all his people.

Next week's film festival should be a real feast for cinema-goers.

The play is also a visual feast.

Enough is as good as a feast. посл.

Paris is a moveable feast. (E. Hemingway)

...sent a runner to tell them that all was ready for the feast...

...as a result of her kindliness, several poor families have the makings for a Thanksgiving feast...

...be ready—we will begin our Yuletide Boar's Head Feast anon...

...a group of quiescent loungers recovering from the Thanksgiving feast...

...on the day of the feast the cook and the kitchen slaveys were bustling about well before dawn...

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: feast
he/she/it: feasts
present participle: feasting
past tense: feasted
past participle: feasted
noun
singular: feast
plural: feasts
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