What does banquet mean?

banquet meaning in General Dictionary

To regale people self with good eating and consuming to feast

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  • To treat with a banquet or magnificent enjoyment of food to feast
  • A feast a sumptuous activity of eating and ingesting often a complimentary or ceremonious feast accompanied by speeches
  • provide a feast or banquet for
  • a ceremonial social gathering for many people
  • partake in a feast or banquet
  • a meal this is certainly ready and greatly enjoyed
  • A feast; a sumptuous enjoyment of eating and consuming; frequently, a no cost or ceremonious feast, followed closely by speeches.
  • A dessert; a training course of sweetmeats; a sweetmeat or sweetmeats.
  • to take care of with a banquet or sumptuous activity ofu000du000a meals; to feast.
  • To regale one's self with good eating and ingesting; to feast.
  • To partake of a dessert after a feast.

banquet meaning in Etymology Dictionary

late 15c., "feast, magnificent entertainment," from French banquet (15c.; in Old French just "little workbench"), from Old Italian banchetto, diminutive of banco "bench;" originally a snack consumed on a bench (rather than at dining table), ergo "a small repast between meals;" the meaning has actually totally reversed. As a verb from 1510s.


banquet - French to English

feast

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  • dinner [formal]
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banquet meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A feast; a sumptuous enjoyment of eating and ingesting; usually, a complimentary or ceremonious feast, followed by speeches.

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  • (letter.) A dessert; a program of sweetmeats; a sweetmeat or sweetmeats.
  • (v. t.) To deal with with a banquet or magnificent enjoyment of meals; to feast.
  • (v. i.) To regale one's self with good eating and consuming; to feast.
  • (v. i.) To partake of a dessert after a feast.

Sentence Examples with the word banquet

The synod was concluded on the 9th of May 1619, by a magnificent banquet given by the chief magistrate of Dort.

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