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.

  2. festival(Noun)

    In mythology, a set of celebrations in the honour of a god.

  3. festival(Adjective)

    Pertaining to a feast or feast-day. (Now only as the noun used attributively.)

  4. Origin: From festivalis, from festivus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Festival(adj)

    pertaining to a fest; festive; festal; appropriate to a festival; joyous; mirthful

  2. Origin: [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

How to pronounce festival?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

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. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Life is a festival only to the wise.

  2. Asia Argento:

    This festival was his hunting ground.

  3. Marissa Lopez:

    Will the garlic festival continue ? can we move on from this ?

  4. James Gagliano:

    No one would associate Garlic Festival with an attractive target.

  5. Marissa Lopez:

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

Images & Illustrations of festival

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