feast
Pronunciation Noun

feast (plural feasts)

  1. A very large meal, often of a ceremonial nature.
    We had a feast to celebrate the harvest.
  2. Something delightful
    It was a feast for the eyes.
  3. 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.
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feast (feasts, present participle feasting; past and past participle feasted)

  1. (intransitive) To partake in a feast, or large meal.
    I feasted on turkey and dumplings.
  2. (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.
  3. (transitive) To hold a feast in honor of (someone).
    We feasted them after the victory.
  4. (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.
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