feast (plural feasts)
- A very large meal, often of a ceremonial nature.
- We had a feast to celebrate the harvest.
- Something delightful
- It was a feast for the eyes.
- A festival; a holy day or holiday; a solemn, or more commonly, a joyous, anniversary.
- 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Exodus 13:6 ↗:
- The seventh day shall be a feast to the Lord.
- 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Luke 2:41 ↗:
- Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover.
- French: festin, banquet
- German: Festmahl, Festessen
- Italian: festa, banchetto
- Portuguese: banquete
- Russian: пир
- Spanish: festín, fiesta, comilona
feast (feasts, present participle feasting; past and past participle feasted)
- (intransitive) To partake in a feast, or large meal.
- I feasted on turkey and dumplings.
- (intransitive) To dwell upon (something) with delight.
- 1609, William Shakespeare, “Sonnet 47”, in Shake-speares Sonnets. Neuer before Imprinted, London: By G[eorge] Eld for T[homas] T[horpe] and are to be sold by William Aspley, OCLC 216596634 ↗:
- With my love's picture then my eye doth feast.
- (transitive) To hold a feast in honor of (someone).
- We feasted them after the victory.
- (transitive, obsolete) To serve as a feast for; to feed sumptuously.
- Or once a week, perhaps, for novelty / Reez'd bacon-soords shall feast his family.