fete


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fete

also fête  (fāt, fĕt)
n.
1. A festival or feast.
2.
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.]

fête

(feɪt) or

fete

n
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
vb
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]

fete

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]

fete


Past participle: feted
Gerund: feting

Imperative
fete
fete
Present
I fete
you fete
he/she/it fetes
we fete
you fete
they fete
Preterite
I feted
you feted
he/she/it feted
we feted
you feted
they feted
Present Continuous
I am feting
you are feting
he/she/it is feting
we are feting
you are feting
they are feting
Present Perfect
I have feted
you have feted
he/she/it has feted
we have feted
you have feted
they have feted
Past Continuous
I was feting
you were feting
he/she/it was feting
we were feting
you were feting
they were feting
Past Perfect
I had feted
you had feted
he/she/it had feted
we had feted
you had feted
they had feted
Future
I will fete
you will fete
he/she/it will fete
we will fete
you will fete
they will fete
Future Perfect
I will have feted
you will have feted
he/she/it will have feted
we will have feted
you will have feted
they will have feted
Future Continuous
I will be feting
you will be feting
he/she/it will be feting
we will be feting
you will be feting
they will be feting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been feting
you have been feting
he/she/it has been feting
we have been feting
you have been feting
they have been feting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been feting
you will have been feting
he/she/it will have been feting
we will have been feting
you will have been feting
they will have been feting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been feting
you had been feting
he/she/it had been feting
we had been feting
you had been feting
they had been feting
Conditional
I would fete
you would fete
he/she/it would fete
we would fete
you would fete
they would fete
Past Conditional
I would have feted
you would have feted
he/she/it would have feted
we would have feted
you would have feted
they would have feted

fete


Past participle: fêted
Gerund: fêting

Imperative
fete
fete
Present
I fete
you fete
he/she/it fêtes
we fete
you fete
they fete
Preterite
I fêted
you fêted
he/she/it fêted
we fêted
you fêted
they fêted
Present Continuous
I am fêting
you are fêting
he/she/it is fêting
we are fêting
you are fêting
they are fêting
Present Perfect
I have fêted
you have fêted
he/she/it has fêted
we have fêted
you have fêted
they have fêted
Past Continuous
I was fêting
you were fêting
he/she/it was fêting
we were fêting
you were fêting
they were fêting
Past Perfect
I had fêted
you had fêted
he/she/it had fêted
we had fêted
you had fêted
they had fêted
Future
I will fete
you will fete
he/she/it will fete
we will fete
you will fete
they will fete
Future Perfect
I will have fêted
you will have fêted
he/she/it will have fêted
we will have fêted
you will have fêted
they will have fêted
Future Continuous
I will be fêting
you will be fêting
he/she/it will be fêting
we will be fêting
you will be fêting
they will be fêting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fêting
you have been fêting
he/she/it has been fêting
we have been fêting
you have been fêting
they have been fêting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fêting
you will have been fêting
he/she/it will have been fêting
we will have been fêting
you will have been fêting
they will have been fêting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fêting
you had been fêting
he/she/it had been fêting
we had been fêting
you had been fêting
they had been fêting
Conditional
I would fete
you would fete
he/she/it would fete
we would fete
you would fete
they would fete
Past Conditional
I would have fêted
you would have fêted
he/she/it would have fêted
we would have fêted
you would have fêted
they would have fêted

fete

fair
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fete - an elaborate party (often outdoors)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"
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
Verb1.fete - have a celebration; "They were feting the patriarch of the family"; "After the exam, the students were celebrating"
get together, meet - get together socially or for a specific purpose
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"

fête

fete
noun
1. fair, festival, gala, bazaar, garden party, sale of work The Vicar is organizing a church fete.
verb
1. entertain, welcome, honour, make much of, wine and dine, hold a reception for (someone), lionize, bring out the red carpet for (someone), kill the fatted calf for (someone), treat The actress was fêted at a special dinner.

fete

also fête
noun
A large or important social gathering:
Informal: do.
Slang: bash.
Translations
حَفْلَه خَيْرِيَّه
slavnost
markedvelgørenhedsfest
yardım şenliği

fête

[feɪt]
A. N
1. (= party) → fiesta f
to be en fêteestar de fiesta
2. (for charity) → feria f benéfica
B. VT (= honour) → ensalzar; (= have a celebration for) → festejar

fete

fête [ˈfeɪt]
nfête f, kermesse f
vt [+ celebrity] → honorer
to be feted → être honoré(e)

fête

nFest nt; village fêteDorffest nt
vt (= make much of) sb, sb’s successfeiern; to fête somebody (= entertain)zu jds Ehren ein Fest geben; a much fêted actresseine gefeierte Schauspielerin

fête

[feɪt]
1. nfesta all'aperto (spesso a scopo di beneficenza)
2. vtfesteggiare

fête

(feit) noun
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.
References in classic literature ?
The king took advantage of this favorable moment to tell her that her had the intention of shortly giving a fete.
A fete was so rare a thing for poor Anne of Austria that at this announcement, as the cardinal had predicted, the last trace of her resentment disappeared, if not from her heart at least from her countenance.
She opened her fan, a fine old painted fan of the last century, and looked at the picture, which represented a fete champetre--a lady with a guitar, singing, and a group of dancers round a garlanded Hermes.
I can't think of letting you offer me a fete," she said, "until I have offered you one.
Haarlem, having placed on exhibition its favourite, having advertised its love of flowers in general and of tulips in particular, at a period when the souls of men were filled with war and sedition, -- Haarlem, having enjoyed the exquisite pleasure of admiring the very purest ideal of tulips in full bloom, -- Haarlem, this tiny town, full of trees and of sunshine, of light and shade, had determined that the ceremony of bestowing the prize should be a fete which should live for ever in the memory of men.
There was a fete--a grand fete in honor of some saint who had been instrumental in checking the cholera three hundred years ago, and all Venice was abroad on the water.
From two o'clock till five Franz and Albert followed in the fete, exchanging handfuls of confetti with the other carriages and the pedestrians, who crowded amongst the horses' feet and the carriage wheels without a single accident, a single dispute, or a single fight.
I should like to ask the girls out to lunch next week, to take them for a drive to the places they want to see, a row on the river, perhaps, and make a little artistic fete for them.
Mademoiselle Auricule," said the princess, presenting to his majesty a fat, fair girl of two-and-twenty, who at a village fete might have been taken for a peasant in Sunday finery, -- "the daughter of my music-mistress.
The hereditary French holiday spirit of the French voyageurs is hardly to be depressed by any adversities; and they can manage to get up a fete in the most squalid situations, and under the most untoward circumstances.
There is the Trophonius' cave in which, by some artifice, the leaden Tritons are made not only to spout water, but to play the most dreadful groans out of their lead conchs--there is the nymphbath and the Niagara cataract, which the people of the neighbourhood admire beyond expression, when they come to the yearly fair at the opening of the Chamber, or to the fetes with which the happy little nation still celebrates the birthdays and marriage-days of its princely governors.
On Christmas eve, accordingly, they began their rude fetes and rejoicings.