feast


feast
noun
1》 a large meal, especially a celebratory one.
    ↘a plentiful supply of something enjoyable.
2》 an annual religious celebration.
    ↘a day dedicated to a particular saint.
    ↘Brit. an annual village festival.
verb eat and drink lavishly.
↘give a lavish meal to.
Phrases
ghost (or skeleton) at the feast a person or thing that brings gloom to an otherwise pleasant occasion.
feast one's eyes on gaze at with pleasure.
Derivatives
feaster noun
Origin
ME: from OFr. feste (n.), fester (v.), from L. festa, neut. plural of festus 'joyous'; cf. fete and fiesta.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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