What does banquet mean?

Definitions for banquet
ˈbæŋ kwɪtban·quet

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. banquet, feastnoun

    a ceremonial dinner party for many people

  2. banquet, feast, spreadverb

    a meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed

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

  3. feast, banquet, junketverb

    provide a feast or banquet for

  4. feast, banquet, junketverb

    partake in a feast or banquet


  1. banquetnoun

    A large celebratory meal; a feast.

    Etymology: banket, from banquet, from banchetto, from banco, of origin, from *, from bankiz. Akin to bank, benc. More at bank, bench.

  2. banquetverb

    To participate in a banquet.

    Etymology: banket, from banquet, from banchetto, from banco, of origin, from *, from bankiz. Akin to bank, benc. More at bank, bench.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Banquetnoun

    a feast; a sumptuous entertainment of eating and drinking; often, a complimentary or ceremonious feast, followed by speeches

  2. Banquetnoun

    a dessert; a course of sweetmeats; a sweetmeat or sweetmeats

  3. Banquetverb

    to treat with a banquet or sumptuous entertainment of food; to feast

  4. Banquetverb

    to regale one's self with good eating and drinking; to feast

  5. Banquetverb

    to partake of a dessert after a feast


  1. Banquet

    A banquet is a large meal or feast, complete with main courses and desserts. It usually serves a purpose such as a charitable gathering, a ceremony, or a celebration, and is often preceded or followed by speeches in honour of someone.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Banquet

    bangk′wet, n. a feast: any rich treat or entertainment: a course of sweetmeats, fruit, and wine, separately, or after the principal meal—still used in the Scotch phrase, 'a cake and wine banquet.'—v.t. to give a feast to.—v.i. to fare sumptuously.—ns. Banq′ueter, Banq′ueteer; Banq′ueting; Banq′ueting-house. [Fr.;—banc, bench, like It. banchetto, from banco.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of banquet in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of banquet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of banquet in a Sentence

  1. Robert Louis Stephenson:

    Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences.

  2. Robert Louis Stevenson:

    Everybody, soon or late, sits down to a banquet of consequences.

  3. Zig Ziglar:

    Push on, friend. You're just one exciting step from the banquet hall of life.

  4. Paul. F. Meekin:

    What's important for me when I teach is to communicate 'to cook up' the visions, smells, tastes and sounds of the time with my young audience. Hopefully, I am imparting 'feeding them' what's important about that period of History. I want my students to taste a respect for the information 'the food' and to know about the cooks, the restaurants, and how the ingredients of time comes together to form a real banquet of History.

  5. Aesop:

    A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.

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    pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion
    • A. hatched
    • B. handsome
    • C. busy
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