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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.
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Noun1.banqueting - eating an elaborate meal (often accompanied by entertainment)banqueting - eating an elaborate meal (often accompanied by entertainment)
eating, feeding - the act of consuming food
References in classic literature ?
Here, in an immense wooden building, was the great council hall, as also the banqueting chamber, decorated with Indian arms and accoutrements, and the trophies of the fur trade.
The tables in the great banqueting room groaned under the weight of game of all kinds; of venison from the woods, and fish from the lakes, with hunters' delicacies, such as buffalos' tongues, and beavers' tails, and various luxuries from Montreal, all served up by experienced cooks brought for the purpose.
When he entered the banqueting hall, whom should he see but Robin Hood himself.
Modern additions such as a bar, kitchen, lighting, under-floor heating and toilets were also installed, to make the hall comfortable for 21st century guests whilst retaining the beauty and character of a medieval banqueting setting.