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Definition of "feast" []

  • A large, elaborately prepared meal, usually for many persons and often accompanied by entertainment; a banquet. (noun)
  • A meal that is well prepared and abundantly enjoyed. (noun)
  • A periodic religious festival commemorating an event or honoring a god or saint. (noun)
  • Something giving great pleasure or satisfaction: a book that is a veritable feast for the mind. (noun)
  • To give a feast for; entertain or feed sumptuously: feasted the guests on venison. (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 "feast" in a sentence
  • ""This is what I call the feast and flow," said Mr Pitskiver; while Mr"
  • "She dined publicly in state; a procession of the municipal magistrates presented her a sample of the wines of the district; and, as she tasted the luscious offering, the coopers celebrated what they called a feast of Bacchus, waving their hoops as they danced round the room in grotesque figures."
  • "Spirit of God, in holy eucharistical ordinances, are the marriage-feast; and the whole collective body of all those who partake of this feast is the bride, the Lamb's wife; they eat into one body, and drink into one Spirit, and are not mere spectators or guests, but coalesce into the espoused party, the mystical body of Christ."