What does Festival mean?

Definitions for Festival
ˈfɛs tə vəlFes·ti·val

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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

How to pronounce Festival?

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How to say Festival in sign language?

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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. Timothy Barber:

    SalonQP is a public exhibition in London's finest art space, where you can talk directly to the brands and get up close with some of the world's most important watches and watchmakers, it's like going to a film festival and chatting to Martin Scorsese while he shows you his latest script.

  2. Alyssa Saran:

    From the feel of the festival grounds, if it was set up properly, it would have been one heck of an experience.

  3. Julia Saravia:

    It was a nice way to interact with other festival-goers before entering, it seems very family-oriented.

  4. Coen brothers:

    Cannes is a festival that has been important to us since the very beginning of our career. Presiding over the Jury is a special honor, since we have never heretofore been president of anything.

  5. Michael Lang:

    The original festival in '69 was a reaction by the youth of the time to the causes we felt compelled to fight for - civil rights, women's rights, and the antiwar movement, and it gave way to our mission to share peace, love and music, today, we're experiencing similar disconnects in our country, and one thing we've learned is that music has the power to bring people together. So, it's time to bring the Woodstock spirit back, get involved and make our voices heard.

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