banquet

4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Banquet \Ban"quet\, verb (used without an object)

1. To regale one's self with good eating and drinking; to feast.

Were it a draught for Juno when she banquets, I would not taste thy treasonous offer. --Milton.

2. To partake of a dessert after a feast. [Obs.]

Where they did both sup and banquet. --Cavendish.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Banquet \Ban"quet\, noun [F., a feast, prop. a dim. of banc bench; cf. It. banchetto, dim. of banco a bench, counter. See {Bank} a bench, and cf. {Banquette}.]

1. A feast; a sumptuous entertainment of eating and drinking; often, a complimentary or ceremonious feast, followed by speeches.

2. A dessert; a course of sweetmeats; a sweetmeat or sweetmeats. [Obs.]

We'll dine in the great room, but let the music And banquet be prepared here. --Massinger.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Banquet \Ban"quet\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Banqueted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Banqueting}.] To treat with a banquet or sumptuous entertainment of food; to feast.

Just in time to banquet The illustrious company assembled there. --Coleridge.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

banquet

noun

1: a ceremonial dinner party for many people [syn: {banquet}, {feast}]

2: a meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed; "a banquet for the graduating seniors"; "the Thanksgiving feast"; "they put out quite a spread" [syn: {banquet}, {feast}, {spread}]

verb

1: provide a feast or banquet for [syn: {feast}, {banquet}, {junket}]

2: partake in a feast or banquet [syn: {feast}, {banquet}, {junket}]

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