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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)

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.

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."