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ban·quet

 (băng′kwĭt)
n.
1. An elaborate, sumptuous meal; a feast.
2. A ceremonial dinner honoring a particular guest or occasion.
tr. & intr.v. ban·quet·ed, ban·quet·ing, ban·quets
To honor at or partake of a banquet.

[Middle English banket, from Old French, banquet, from Old Italian banchetto, from diminutive of banco, bench, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English benc, bench.]

ban′quet·er n.

banquet

(ˈbæŋkwɪt)
n
1. a lavish and sumptuous meal; feast
2. a ceremonial meal for many people, often followed by speeches
vb, -quets, -queting or -queted
3. (intr) to hold or take part in a banquet
4. (tr) to entertain or honour (a person) with a banquet
[C15: from Old French, from Italian banchetto, from banco a table, of Germanic origin; see bank1]
ˈbanqueter n

ban•quet

(ˈbæŋ kwɪt)
n.
1. a lavish meal; feast.
2. a ceremonious public dinner, as to honor a person or benefit a charity.
v.i.
3. to have or attend a banquet; feast.
v.t.
4. to entertain with a banquet.
[1425–75; late Middle English banket < Middle French < Italian banchetto=banc(o) table (see bank2) + -etto -et]
ban′quet•er, ban`que•teer′, n.

banquet


Past participle: banqueted
Gerund: banqueting

Imperative
banquet
banquet
Present
I banquet
you banquet
he/she/it banquets
we banquet
you banquet
they banquet
Preterite
I banqueted
you banqueted
he/she/it banqueted
we banqueted
you banqueted
they banqueted
Present Continuous
I am banqueting
you are banqueting
he/she/it is banqueting
we are banqueting
you are banqueting
they are banqueting
Present Perfect
I have banqueted
you have banqueted
he/she/it has banqueted
we have banqueted
you have banqueted
they have banqueted
Past Continuous
I was banqueting
you were banqueting
he/she/it was banqueting
we were banqueting
you were banqueting
they were banqueting
Past Perfect
I had banqueted
you had banqueted
he/she/it had banqueted
we had banqueted
you had banqueted
they had banqueted
Future
I will banquet
you will banquet
he/she/it will banquet
we will banquet
you will banquet
they will banquet
Future Perfect
I will have banqueted
you will have banqueted
he/she/it will have banqueted
we will have banqueted
you will have banqueted
they will have banqueted
Future Continuous
I will be banqueting
you will be banqueting
he/she/it will be banqueting
we will be banqueting
you will be banqueting
they will be banqueting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been banqueting
you have been banqueting
he/she/it has been banqueting
we have been banqueting
you have been banqueting
they have been banqueting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been banqueting
you will have been banqueting
he/she/it will have been banqueting
we will have been banqueting
you will have been banqueting
they will have been banqueting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been banqueting
you had been banqueting
he/she/it had been banqueting
we had been banqueting
you had been banqueting
they had been banqueting
Conditional
I would banquet
you would banquet
he/she/it would banquet
we would banquet
you would banquet
they would banquet
Past Conditional
I would have banqueted
you would have banqueted
he/she/it would have banqueted
we would have banqueted
you would have banqueted
they would have banqueted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.banquet - a ceremonial dinner party for many peoplebanquet - a ceremonial dinner party for many people
dinner party, dinner - a party of people assembled to have dinner together; "guests should never be late to a dinner party"
gaudy - (Britain) a celebratory reunion feast or entertainment held a college
2.banquet - a meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyedbanquet - a meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed; "a banquet for the graduating seniors"; "the Thanksgiving feast"; "they put out quite a spread"
meal, repast - the food served and eaten at one time
Verb1.banquet - provide a feast or banquet forbanquet - provide a feast or banquet for  
feast, banquet, junket - partake in a feast or banquet
host - be the host of or for; "We hosted 4 couples last night"
2.banquet - partake in a feast or banquetbanquet - partake in a feast or banquet  
eat - eat a meal; take a meal; "We did not eat until 10 P.M. because there were so many phone calls"; "I didn't eat yet, so I gladly accept your invitation"
banquet, feast, junket - provide a feast or banquet for
wine and dine - eat sumptuously; "we wined and dined in Paris"

banquet

noun feast, spread (informal), dinner, meal, entertainment, revel, blowout (slang), repast, slap-up meal (Brit. informal) Last night he attended a state banquet.

banquet

noun
A large meal elaborately prepared or served:
Informal: feed, spread.
Translations
مَأْدَبَه، وَليمَه
banket
banketfestmiddag
bankettdíszebéddíszvacsoralakoma
stórveisla
banketas
bankets
banket

banquet

[ˈbæŋkwɪt]
A. Nbanquete m
B. VIbanquetear
C. VT [+ person] → dar un banquete en honor de

banquet

[ˈbæŋkwɪt] nbanquet m, festin m state banquet, wedding banquetbanqueting hall [ˈbæŋkwɪtɪŋ] nsalle f de banquet

banquet

n (= lavish feast)Festessen nt; (= ceremonial dinner also)Bankett nt
vtüppig or festlich bewirten (on mit); (ceremoniously) → ein Bankett abhalten für
vispeisen, tafeln (geh); to banquet on somethingetw speisen

banquet

[ˈbæŋkwɪt] nbanchetto

banquet

(ˈbӕŋkwit) noun
a feast or ceremonial dinner at which speeches are often made.
References in classic literature ?
To celebrate the return of its most illustrious member and his two companions, the Gun Club decided upon giving a banquet, but a banquet worthy of the conquerors, worthy of the American people, and under such conditions that all the inhabitants of the Union could directly take part in it.
The premiums within their possible grasp were three: a bookcase, a plush reclining chair, and a banquet lamp.
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It is one object of our task, however, to present scenes of the rough life of the wilderness, and we are tempted to fix these few memorials of a transient state of things fast passing into oblivion; for the feudal state of Fort William is at an end, its council chamber is silent and deserted; its banquet hall no longer echoes to the burst of loyalty, or the "auld world" ditty; the lords of the lakes and forests have passed away; and the hospitable magnates of Montreal where are they?
For without you mortals hold no banquet, -- where one does not duly pour sweet wine in offering to Hestia both first and last.
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Giovanni, therefore, did not fail in any attentions due to his nephew, and he caused him to be honourably received by the Fermians, and he lodged him in his own house, where, having passed some days, and having arranged what was necessary for his wicked designs, Oliverotto gave a solemn banquet to which he invited Giovanni Fogliani and the chiefs of Fermo.
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Assume,'' he said, ``fair lady, the mark of your sovereignty, to which none vows homage more sincerely than ourself, John of Anjou; and if it please you to-day, with your noble sire and friends, to grace our banquet in the Castle of Ashby, we shall learn to know the empress to whose service we devote to-morrow.
THE night was still young when there came one to the entrance of the banquet hall where O-Tar of Manator dined with his chiefs, and brushing past the guards entered the great room with the insolence of a privileged character, as in truth he was.
It was now the day of the banquet to the butchers, about which we have already heard.
But it was after noon now, and the royal guests must prepare their toilets for the grand banquet at which they were to assemble that evening to meet the reigning Princess of this Fairyland; so Queen Zixi was shown to her room by a troop of maidens led by Jellia Jamb, and Bud and Fluff presently withdrew to their own apartments.