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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.
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Silently he slipped to the ground with the bole of the great tree between himself and the feaster.
Tarzan dropped the inert mass and scooped several large pieces of meat from the cooking pot--enough to satisfy even his great hunger--then he raised the body of the feaster and shoved it into the vessel.
When they discovered that their captive had regained consciousness, a piece of this repulsive stew was tossed to her from the foul hand of a nearby feaster. It rolled close to her side, but she only closed her eyes as a qualm of nausea surged through her.
Many of the feasters had not troubled to return to their houses, but lay about on the sand, in the mid-morning sunshine, men, women, and children and entire families, wherever they had yielded to slumber.
Tarzan saw the black cross the room to the table upon which he placed another dish of food before the feasters. Then he stepped to a place behind the man and as he did so raised his eyes to the point in the wall from which the ape-man's voice had come to him, as much as to say, "Master, I am ready."
`When mirth reigns throughout the town, and feasters about the house, sitting in order, listen to a minstrel; when the tables beside them are laden with bread and meat, and a wine-bearer draws sweet drink from the mixing-bowl and fills the cups: this I think in my heart to be most delightsome.'
Tabuse, former Phoenix Suns, former WNBA players Ashley Battle, Allison Feaster, and Yolando Moore.
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The bank's former Florida market president David Feaster will continue his association with the bank as a newly elected member of Republic's board of directors.
COURTESY OF ALEXYS FEASTER; VALAVANIS: COURTESY OF THE SEATTLE STORM; MCHUGH: ALEX TRAUTWIG/MLB PHOTOS;STONE: PHOTO REPRODUCTION BY TRANSCENDENTAL GRAPHICS/GETTY IMAGES
According to a study conducted by the Council of Graduate Schools, 60% of master's students and 55% of doctoral students felt stressed about their personal finances, with a primary concern being their inability to meet monthly expenses (Denecke, Feaster, Okahana, Allum, & Stone, 2016).
Hunter Garrett, John Staunton and Parks McLeod, of NAI Earle Furman, represented the Craig and Kara LLC in the sale of an 11,000-square-foot industrial space at 346 Feaster Road in Greenville to Lucenda Components Inc.