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Definition of "fete" []

  • A festival or feast. (noun)
  • An elaborate, often outdoor entertainment. (noun)
  • An elaborate party. (noun)
  • To celebrate or honor with a festival, a feast, or an elaborate entertainment. (verb-transitive)
  • To pay honor to. (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 "fete" in a sentence
  • "Alain and Enguerrand were ushered up the grand staircase, lined with tiers of costly exotics as if for a fete; but in that and in all kinds of female luxury, the Duchesse lived in a state of _fete perpetuelle_."
  • "The fete is Oscar-like, with a daunting line of photographers and smartphone-waving bloggers and fans."
  • "In a “Spoonful of Poison” a village fete is wrecked by someone lacing the jam with LSD in a competition at the fete."