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Princeton's WordNet

  1. feasting, banquetingnoun

    eating an elaborate meal (often accompanied by entertainment)


  1. feastingnoun

    A feast, or an occasion on which people or animals feast


  1. feasting

    A banquet (; French: [bɑ̃kɛ]) is a formal large meal where a number of people consume food together. Banquets are traditionally held to enhance the prestige of a host, or reinforce social bonds among joint contributors. Modern examples of these purposes include a charitable gathering, a ceremony, or a celebration. They often involve speeches in honor of the topic or guest of honour.The older English term for a lavish meal was a feast, and "banquet" originally meant a specific and different kind of meal, often following a feast, but in a different room or even building, which concentrated on sweet foods of various kinds. These became highly fashionable as sugar became much more common in Europe at the start of the 16th century. It was a grand form of the dessert course, and special banqueting houses, often on the roof or in the grounds of large houses, were built for them. Such meals are also called a "sugar collation".


  1. feasting

    Feasting refers to the act of eating and drinking in a lavish, celebratory or communal manner, typically involving an abundance of food, beverage and often, company. It's often done to celebrate special occasions, milestones, holidays, or cultural rituals.

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  1. Feasting

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of feasting in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of feasting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of feasting in a Sentence

  1. Augusta E. Rundell:

    Christmas--that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance--a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved.

  2. Richard Madgwick:

    Pigs are not nearly as well-suited to movement over distance as cattle and transporting them, either slaughtered or on the hoof, over hundreds or even tens of kilometres, would have required a monumental effort, this suggests that prescribed contributions were required and that rules dictated that offered pigs must be raised by the feasting participants, accompanying them on their journey, rather than being acquired locally.

  3. Edgar Barrera:

    Pemex's workforce is contaminated, the workers are feasting on one another.

  4. Chrissy Carroll:

    Omega-3 fatty acids may play a role in reducing triglyceride levels and lowering risk of coronary heart disease, so feasting on some fish each week is a wise choice.

  5. Samuel Pepys:

    Strange to see how a good dinner and feasting reconciles everybody.

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