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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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. Omar Afra:

    What we're trying to do is create an immersive experience where moving throughout the festival grounds is as engaging as standing and staring at the stage.

  2. Gilroy Police Chief Scot Smithee:

    We actually create a police compound where we have a command center, a booking area, you know, all the things you would need to run a major operation like Garlic Festival, the officers are deployed throughout the park and they're assigned to different regions of the park so they're spread out, we don't have officers all in one spot.

  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 lineup we had booked and the social engagement we were anticipating.

  4. James Gagliano:

    All security considerations are based on what your analysis is of the threat, garlic Festival wasn't an event that was going to have high-level politicians or political overtones, Garlic Festival was Garlic Festival. They probably looked at Garlic Festival and said... the fence should be an enough of a deterrence.

  5. Peter Emmerich:

    The whole situation in this land in Germany and Bavaria, of course, that is a problem but not for the festival - for the artistic aspects of the festival - but for the mood.

Images & Illustrations of festival

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