Definitions for: Banquet


[n] a meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed; "a banquet for the graduating seniors"; "the Thanksgiving feast"
[n] a ceremonial dinner party for many people
[v] partake in a feast or banquet
[v] provide a feast or banquet for



Webster (1913) Definition: Ban"quet, n. [F., a feast, prop. a dim. of banc bench;
cf. It. banchetto, dim. of banco a bench, counter. See Bank
a bench, and cf. Banquette.]
1. A feast; a sumptuous entertainment of eating and drinking;
often, a complimentary or ceremonious feast, followed by
speeches.

2. A dessert; a course of sweetmeats; a sweetmeat or
sweetmeats. [Obs.]

We'll dine in the great room, but let the music And
banquet be prepared here. --Massinger.


Ban"quet, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Banqueted; p. pr. &
vb. n. Banqueting.]
To treat with a banquet or sumptuous entertainment of food;
to feast.

Just in time to banquet The illustrious company
assembled there. --Coleridge.


Ban"quet, v. i.
1. To regale one's self with good eating and drinking; to
feast.

Were it a draught for Juno when she banquets, I
would not taste thy treasonous offer. --Milton.

2. To partake of a dessert after a feast. [Obs.]

Where they did both sup and banquet. --Cavendish.

Synonyms: feast, feast, feast, junket

See Also: dinner, dinner party, eat, gaudy, host, meal, repast, wine and dine

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