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a day of celebration; a holiday: It was a joyous fete.
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fate – karma; destiny; chance; luck: We met through a lucky twist of fate.
fetealso fête (fāt, fĕt)
1. A festival or feast.
a. An elaborate, often outdoor entertainment.
b. An elaborate party.
tr.v. fet·ed, fet·ing, fetes also fêt·ed or fêt·ing or fêtes
1. To celebrate or honor with a festival, a feast, or an elaborate entertainment.
2. To pay honor to.
[French fête, from Old French feste; see feast.]
1. a gala, bazaar, or similar entertainment, esp one held outdoors in aid of charity
2. a feast day or holiday, esp one of religious significance
3. informal Caribbean an organized group entertainment, esp a party or a dance
4. (tr) to honour or entertain with or as if with a fête: the author was fêted by his publishers.
5. (intr) informal Caribbean to join in a fête
[C18: from French: feast]
or fête(feɪt, fɛt)
n., pl. fetes, n.
1. a festive celebration.
2. a day of celebration.
3. a religious feast or festival.v.t.
4. to honor with a fete.
[1745–55; < French, Old French feste feast]
Past participle: feted
Past participle: fêted
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|Noun||1.||fete - an elaborate party (often outdoors)|
party - an occasion on which people can assemble for social interaction and entertainment; "he planned a party to celebrate Bastille Day"
luau - an elaborate Hawaiian feast or party (especially one accompanied by traditional foods and entertainment)
potlatch - a ceremonial feast held by some Indians of the northwestern coast of North America (as in celebrating a marriage or a new accession) in which the host gives gifts to tribesmen and others to display his superior wealth (sometimes, formerly, to his own impoverishment)
|2.||fete - an organized series of acts and performances (usually in one place); "a drama festival"|
carnival - a festival marked by merrymaking and processions
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
|Verb||1.||fete - have a celebration; "They were feting the patriarch of the family"; "After the exam, the students were celebrating"|
jubilate - celebrate a jubilee
jollify, make happy, make merry, make whoopie, racket, wassail, whoop it up, revel - celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking; engage in uproarious festivities; "The members of the wedding party made merry all night"; "Let's whoop it up--the boss is gone!"
party - have or participate in a party; "The students were partying all night before the exam"
receive - have or give a reception; "The lady is receiving Sunday morning"
an entertainment, especially in the open air, with competitions, displays, the selling of goods etc usually to raise money, especially for charity. We are holding a summer fete in aid of charity. حَفْلَه خَيْرِيَّه festival das Fest velgørenhedsfest; marked φιλανθρωπική γιορτή feria heategevuslaat ulkoilmatapahtuma kermesse ünnep(ség) pesta, jamuan festa 園遊会 잔치, 축제 šventė, mugė svētki; svinības bazaarfriluftsfest, veldedighetsfest, basarfestyn جشن festival/quermesse, feiraпразднество slávnosť välgörenhetsfest, basar งานรื่นเริง yardım şenliği 園遊會 游园会