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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
To give a feast for; entertain or feed sumptuously: feasted the guests on venison.
1. To partake of a feast; eat heartily.
2. To experience something with gratification or delight: feasted on the view.
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.
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.
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.
Currier Plastics has appointed Raymond McKee as director of manufacturing to fill the position vacated by Steve Feaster, whom earlier this year announced his plan to retire.
You can tell that you are a feaster because towards the end of a buffet, while your friends start feeling full and stop eating, you won't feel satiated.
Add points from questions 7 and 14 to get your Fruitless Feaster Score: