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fes·ti·val

 (fĕs′tə-vəl)
n.
1. An occasion for feasting or celebration, especially a day or time of religious significance that recurs at regular intervals.
2. An often regularly recurring program of cultural performances, exhibitions, or competitions: a film festival.
3. Revelry; conviviality.
adj.
Of, relating to, or suitable for a feast or festival; festive.

[From Middle English, festive, from Old French, from Medieval Latin fēstivālis, from Latin fēstīvus, from fēstus; see dhēs- in Indo-European roots.]

festival

(ˈfɛstɪvəl)
n
1. a day or period set aside for celebration or feasting, esp one of religious significance
2. any occasion for celebration, esp one which commemorates an anniversary or other significant event
3. an organized series of special events and performances, usually in one place: a festival of drama.
4. archaic a time of revelry; merrymaking
5. (modifier) relating to or characteristic of a festival
[C14: from Church Latin fēstivālis of a feast, from Latin festīvus festive]

fes•ti•val

(ˈfɛs tə vəl)

n.
1. a day or time of religious or other celebration, marked by feasting, ceremonies, or other observances.
2. a periodic commemoration, anniversary, or celebration: an annual strawberry festival.
3. a period or program of festive activities, cultural events, or entertainment: a music festival; a film festival.
4. gaiety; revelry; merrymaking.
adj.
5. of, for, or marked by celebration; festal.
[1300–50; Middle English < Medieval Latin fēstivālis (diēs) holy (day). See festive, -al1]

Festival

 a series of performances of music, plays, and dances—Wilkes.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.festival - a day or period of time set aside for feasting and celebrationfestival - a day or period of time set aside for feasting and celebration
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
church festival, religious festival - a festival having religious significance
2.festival - an organized series of acts and performances (usually in one place); "a drama festival"
festivity, celebration - any joyous diversion
carnival - a festival marked by merrymaking and processions
Bacchanalia, Dionysia - an orgiastic festival in ancient Greece in honor of Dionysus (= Bacchus)
eisteddfod - any of several annual Welsh festivals involving artistic competitions (especially in singing)
film festival - a cinematic festival that features films (usually films produced during the past year)
jazz festival - a festival that features performances by jazz artists
Kwanzaa, Kwanza - a festival featuring African-American culture; celebrated between Christmas and New Year
Oktoberfest - an autumn festival that involves merrymaking and drinking beer
Saturnalia - an orgiastic festival in ancient Rome in honor of Saturn
sheepshearing - a festival held at the time sheep are normally sheared

festival

noun
1. celebration, fair, carnival, gala, treat, fête, entertainment, jubilee, fiesta, festivities, jamboree, mela, -fest, field day The Festival will provide spectacles like river pageants.

festival

noun
Joyful, exuberant activity:
Translations
إحْتِفال عُموميعيدمَهْرَجانمِهْرَجَان
festivalslavnostfestivalový
festivalfestival-festspilhelligdaghøjtid
festivalo
festivaali
festivalpraznik
fesztivál
hátíîskemmtun, hátíî
フェスティバル祝祭祭り祭典
축제
festivalis
festivāla-festivālssvētkisvinības
festivalfestivalový
festivalpraznik
festivalpraznikпразникфестивал
festival
เทศกาล
lễ hội

festival

[ˈfestɪvəl] N (Rel etc) → fiesta f (Mus etc) → festival m

festival

[ˈfɛstɪvəl] n
[art, music] → festival m
a jazz festival → un festival de jazz
(religious)fête f

festival

n
(Eccl etc) → Fest nt; Church festivalskirchliche Feste pl, → kirchliche Feiertage pl; Festival of LightsLichterfest nt
(cultural) → Festspiele pl, → Festival nt; the Edinburgh Festivaldas Edinburgher Festival; the Salzburg Festivaldie Salzburger Festspiele pl

festival

[ˈfɛstɪval] n (Rel) → festa (Art, Mus) → festival m inv

festival

(ˈfestəvəl) noun
1. an occasion of public celebration. In Italy, each village holds a festival once a year.
2. a season of musical, theatrical etc performances. Every three years the city holds a drama festival; (also adjective) a festival programme.

festival

مِهْرَجَان festival festival Festspiele φεστιβάλ festival festivaali festival festival festival フェスティバル 축제 festival festival festiwal festival празднество festival เทศกาล festival lễ hội 节日