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lavish meal; feast; ceremonious dinner: The awards were followed by a banquet.
Not to be confused with:
banquette – a long bench; embankment; a ledge on a buffet; platform: Mary and Sheldon will be sitting on the banquette.
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.]
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]
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.
Past participle: banqueted
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|Noun||1.||banquet - 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 enjoyed; "a banquet for the graduating seniors"; "the Thanksgiving feast"; "they put out quite a spread"|
|Verb||1.||banquet - provide a feast or banquet for |
host - be the host of or for; "We hosted 4 couples last night"
|2.||banquet - 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"
wine and dine - eat sumptuously; "we wined and dined in Paris"
banquet[ˈbæŋkwɪt] n → banchetto
a feast or ceremonial dinner at which speeches are often made. feesmaaltyd, banket مَأْدَبَه، وَليمَه банкет banquete banket das Bankett festmiddag; banket συμπόσιοbanquete bankett مهمانی رسمی به افتخار کسی juhla-ateria banquet ארוע, אירוע, משתה भोज banket bankett jamuan makan stórveisla banchetto 宴会 연회 banketas bankets jamuan feestmaalbankett, representasjonsmiddagbankiet ميلمستيا چي د چا په وياړجوړه شوي وي banquete banchet банкет banket banket banket bankett งานเลี้ยง ziyafet 宴會 бенкет; званий обід ضیافت tiệc lớn 宴会