What does festival mean?

Definitions for festival
ˈfɛs tə vəlfes·ti·val

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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. Hilary Swank:

    It's wonderful to be back here in Tokyo. It's such a beautiful city, and I love the people, culture, the food, it's nice to be part of the Tokyo Film Festival.

  2. Corrinne Lowry:

    There were only three stalls selling cheese and four selling hot cheese-related food, far from adequate for a cheese festival. There were other stalls selling other things but the fact that these outnumbered the cheese stalls was ridiculous.

  3. 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.

  4. Marissa Lopez:

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

  5. Samson Li:

    The real challenge is now ... after the Spring Festival, how much the market could dry up.

Images & Illustrations of festival

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