Definition of "banquet" []

  • An elaborate, sumptuous repast. (noun)
  • A ceremonial dinner honoring a particular guest or occasion. (noun)
  • To honor at or partake of a banquet. (verb-transitive)
  • A lavish and sumptuous meal; feast (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A ceremonial meal for many people, often followed by speeches (noun)
  • To hold or take part in a banquet (verb)
  • To entertain or honour (a person) with a banquet (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "banquet" in a sentence
  • "The first course in the banquet is a child's bleeding heart, and the other courses are equally gruesome; and they drink a toast to "the pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious war, the grand self-sacrifice that made us what we are.""
  • "The awards banquet is on November 6th and the Esalen event takes place November 5-7."
  • "And I love that Phil going improv as MC at the real-estate banquet is a hit, and that Jay is the last to know he's playing "el jefe" at the wrong party."