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. Doug Coleman:

    Bridge day is the one day out of the year that the bridge is closed to traffic and we celebrate the bridge, typically, 80 to 100,000 people show up, 400 people bring their parachutes to jump. You can rappel from the catwalk. It's a big festival.

  2. Marissa Lopez:

    Gilroy Garlic Festival's just so scary, i had a nephew who was there.

  3. 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.

  4. Guangzhou Railway Corp:

    Guangzhou area's chunyun (Spring Festival migration) control center inspects and estimates that there are 38,000 waiting passengers in the area, an earlier rumor on the Internet that there's a gathering of 100,000 is untrue.

  5. Dalai Lama:

    It's a festival of people, not necessarily a festival of government or politicians, and this is how it should be.

Images & Illustrations of festival

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