What does Feast mean?

Definitions for Feast

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. banquet, feastnoun

    a ceremonial dinner party for many people

  2. feastnoun

    something experienced with great delight

    "a feast for the eyes"

  3. banquet, feast, spreadnoun

    a meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed

    "a banquet for the graduating seniors"; "the Thanksgiving feast"; "they put out quite a spread"

  4. fete, feast, fiestaverb

    an elaborate party (often outdoors)

  5. feast, banquet, junketverb

    partake in a feast or banquet

  6. feast, banquet, junketverb

    provide a feast or banquet for

  7. feed, feastverb


    "feed one's eyes on a gorgeous view"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. FEASTnoun

    Etymology: feste, French; fesium, Latin.

    Here’s our chief guest.
    ———— If he had been forgotten,
    It had been as a gap in our great feast. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    On Pharaoh’s birthday he made a feast unto all his servants. Gen. xl. 20.

    The lady of the leaf ordain’d a feast,
    And made the lady of the flow’r her guest;
    When lo! a bow’r ascended on the plain,
    With sudden seats ordain’d, and large for either train. Dry.

    This day is call’d the feast of Crispian. William Shakespeare, Hen. V.

    Many people would, with reason, prefer the griping of an hungry belly to those dishes which are a feast to others. John Locke.

  2. To Feastverb

    He was entertained and feasted by the king with great shew of favour. John Hayward.

    All these are our’s, all nature’s excellence,
    Whose taste or smell can bless the feasted sense. Dryden.

  3. To Feastverb

    To eat sumptuously; to eat together on a day of joy.

    Etymology: from the noun.

    Richard and Northumberland, great friends,
    Did feast together. William Shakespeare, Henry IV. p. ii.

    The parish finds, indeed; but our church-wardens
    Feast on the silver, and give us the farthings. John Gay.


  1. feast

    The Forum for European–Australian Science and Technology Cooperation (FEAST) was a non-government initiative aimed at highlighting and developing collaborative research activities between Europe (European countries and the European Union) and Australia. Its offices were located in Canberra, Australia.


  1. feast

    A feast is a large meal, often consisting of several courses, that is prepared and shared with a group of people to celebrate a special occasion, event, or circumstance. It often includes a wide variety of food and drink, and is characterized by joy, abundance, and indulgence. It can also refer to a period or festival of celebration with special, hearty meals or any meal that is abundant and delicious.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Feastnoun

    a festival; a holiday; a solemn, or more commonly, a joyous, anniversary

  2. Feastnoun

    a festive or joyous meal; a grand, ceremonious, or sumptuous entertainment, of which many guests partake; a banquet characterized by tempting variety and abundance of food

  3. Feastnoun

    that which is partaken of, or shared in, with delight; something highly agreeable; entertainment

  4. Feastnoun

    to eat sumptuously; to dine or sup on rich provisions, particularly in large companies, and on public festivals

  5. Feastnoun

    to be highly gratified or delighted

  6. Feastverb

    to entertain with sumptuous provisions; to treat at the table bountifully; as, he was feasted by the king

  7. Feastverb

    to delight; to gratify; as, to feast the soul

  8. Etymology: [OE. festen, cf. OF. fester to rest from work, F. fter to celebrate a holiday. See Feast, n.]


  1. Feast

    Feast is a 2005 action-horror film, a result of Project Greenlight's third season, the amateur filmmaking documentary series and contest. The winning team was composed of writers Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton, and director John Gulager. It was executive produced by Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Chris Moore, Wes Craven and the Maloof family. The film was produced and distributed by Dimension Films in association with Maloof Motion Pictures and Neo Art & Logic.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Feast

    fēst, n. a day of unusual solemnity or joy: a festival in commemoration of some event—movable, such as occurs on a specific day of the week succeeding a certain day of the month, as Easter; immovable, at a fixed date, as Christmas: a rich and abundant repast: rich enjoyment for the mind or heart.—v.i. to hold a feast: to eat sumptuously: to receive intense delight.—v.t. to entertain sumptuously.—ns. Feast′-day; Feast′er.—adj. Feast′ful, festive, joyful, luxurious.—ns. Feast′ing; Feast′-rite, a rite or custom observed at feasts.—adj. Feast′-won (Shak.), won or bribed by feasting.—Feast of fools, Feast of asses, medieval festivals, held between Christmas and Epiphany, in which a burlesque bishop was enthroned in church, and a burlesque mass said by his orders, and an ass driven round in triumph.—Double feast (eccles.), one on which the antiphon is doubled. [O. Fr. feste (Fr. fête)—L. festum, a holiday, festus, solemn, festal.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. FEAST

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Feast is ranked #61585 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Feast surname appeared 326 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Feast.

    49.6% or 162 total occurrences were Black.
    45% or 147 total occurrences were White.
    2.1% or 7 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.5% or 5 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Feast in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Feast in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Feast in a Sentence

  1. Logan Pearsall Smith:

    An improper mind is a perpetual feast.

  2. Hesiod:

    Invite the man that loves thee to a feast, but let alone thine enemy.

  3. Robert Burton:

    A good conscience is a continual feast.

  4. Frederick Buechner, Wishful Thinking, 1973:

    Of the Seven Deadly Sins, anger is possibly the most fun. To lick your wounds, to smack your lips over grievances long past, to roll over your tongue the prospect of bitter confrontations still to come, to savor to the last toothsome morsel both the pain you are given and the pain you are giving back--in many ways it is a feast fit for a king. The chief drawback is that what you are wolfing down is yourself. The skeleton at the feast is you.

  5. Patricia Arquette:

    I can't tell you what this means to me, i'm a fourth-generation actor. My family has been committed to acting for over a century, through feast or famine.

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    offensive to the mind
    • A. bibulous
    • B. bristly
    • C. repugnant
    • D. motile

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