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feast

 (fēst)
n.
1.
a. A large, elaborately prepared meal, usually for many persons and often accompanied by entertainment; a banquet.
b. A meal that is well prepared and abundantly enjoyed.
2. A periodic religious festival commemorating an event or honoring a god or saint.
3. Something giving great pleasure or satisfaction: a book that is a veritable feast for the mind.
v. feast·ed, feast·ing, feasts
v.tr.
To give a feast for; entertain or feed sumptuously: feasted the guests on venison.
v.intr.
1. To partake of a feast; eat heartily.
2. To experience something with gratification or delight: feasted on the view.
Idiom:
feast (one's) eyes on
To be delighted or gratified by the sight of: We feasted our eyes on the paintings.

[Middle English feste, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *fēsta, from Latin, pl. of fēstum, from fēstus, festive; see dhēs- in Indo-European roots.]

feast′er n.

feasting

(ˈfiːstɪŋ)
n
the act or an instance of feasting
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.feasting - eating an elaborate meal (often accompanied by entertainment)feasting - eating an elaborate meal (often accompanied by entertainment)
eating, feeding - the act of consuming food
Translations

feasting

[ˈfiːstɪŋ] n (= eating) → festin m

feasting

[ˈfiːstɪŋ] nbanchetto
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