What does Festival mean?

Definitions for Festival
ˈfɛs tə vəlFes·ti·val

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. festivalnoun

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

  2. festival, fetenoun

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

    "a drama festival"

Wiktionary

  1. festivalnoun

    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. festivalnoun

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

    Etymology: From festivalis, from festivus.

  3. festivaladjective

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

    Etymology: From festivalis, from festivus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Festivaladjective

    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.]

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  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.

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  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. Trevor Noah:

    Nothing beats being able to perform stand-up comedy in New York to some of the best audiences in the world, and that's what The New York Comedy Festival is. I can't wait.

  2. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve:

    As we are about to open this festival and as I come here to check the security protocol, we are ... facing a risk that is higher than ever, and against an enemy who is determined to strike at any time, we must be extremely vigilant at all times.

  3. Vladimir Putin:

    We cannot but feel sad that this spectacular football festival, which had given us so many happy moments, vivid impressions and new friends, is almost over, myths and stereotypes have been dispelled.

  4. Yi Mao:

    Festivals are the days when homesickness is at its worst, and Moon Festival is an important festival for the Chinese.

  5. Asia Argento:

    This festival was his hunting ground.

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    a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
    • A. foreordained
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    • C. contiguous
    • D. occlusive

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