What does Festival mean?

Definitions for Festival
ˈfɛs tə vəlFes·ti·val

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Festival.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. festival(noun)

    a day or period of time set aside for feasting and celebration

  2. festival, fete(noun)

    an organized series of acts and performances (usually in one place)

    "a drama festival"

Wiktionary

  1. festival(Noun)

    An event or community gathering, usually staged by a local community, which centers on some theme, sometimes on some unique aspect of the community.

    Etymology: From festivalis, from festivus.

  2. festival(Noun)

    In mythology, a set of celebrations in the honour of a god.

    Etymology: From festivalis, from festivus.

  3. festival(Adjective)

    Pertaining to a feast or feast-day. (Now only as the noun used attributively.)

    Etymology: From festivalis, from festivus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Festival(adj)

    pertaining to a fest; festive; festal; appropriate to a festival; joyous; mirthful

    Etymology: [OF. festival, fr. L. festivum festive jollity, fr. festivus festive, gay. See Festive.]

Freebase

  1. Festival

    A festival or gala is an event ordinarily staged by a local community, which centers on and celebrates some unique aspect of that community and the Festival. Among many religions, a feast is a set of celebrations in honour of God or gods. A feast and a festival are historically interchangeable. However, the term "feast" has also entered common secular parlance as a synonym for any large or elaborate meal. When used as in the meaning of a festival, most often refers to a religious festival rather than a film or art festival. In the Philippines and many other former Spanish colonies, the Spanish word fiesta is used to denote a communal religious feast to honor a patron saint. In the Christian liturgical calendar there are two principal feasts, properly known as the Feast of the Nativity of our Lord and the Feast of the Resurrection,. In the Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Anglican liturgical calendars there are a great number of lesser feasts throughout the year commemorating saints, sacred events, doctrines, etc.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Festival' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3228

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Festival' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3899

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Festival' in Nouns Frequency: #1227

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Festival in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Festival in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Festival in a Sentence

  1. Netta Barzilai:

    It's insane to bring so much blessing over here. And we are thrilled for people to discover Tel Aviv , Israel again and to see [ what ] amazing people we are, and how warm we are accepting everyone. Tel Aviv , Israel's going to be a party, from all these countries, all these cultures are bound together, this is a festival of light.

  2. Julia Saravia:

    I truly believe nobody would imagine something like this would ever happen at a food festival, now thinking back at that comment, it gives me the chills to think someone had this satanic plan to actually enter the festival to solely kill as many innocent people as possible.

  3. Michael Lang:

    We are saddened that a series of unforeseen setbacks has made it impossible to put on the Festival we imagined with the great line-up we had booked and the social engagement we were anticipating, we thank the artists, fans and partners who stood by us even in the face of adversity.

  4. Evgenia Quaid:

    Randy can't take a film job, he had to turn down the Cannes Film Festival last year. We can't proceed with our life.

  5. Samson Li:

    The real challenge is now ... after the Spring Festival, how much the market could dry up.

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