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Banquet vs. Luncheon

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Banquetnoun

A large celebratory meal; a feast.

Luncheonnoun

A formal meal served in the middle of the day.

Banquetnoun

(archaic) A dessert; a course of sweetmeats.

Luncheonnoun

(obsolete) Any midday meal; lunch.

Banquetverb

(intransitive) To participate in a banquet; to feast.

Luncheonnoun

(obsolete) A lump of food.

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Banquetverb

(obsolete) To have dessert after a feast.

Luncheonnoun

(obsolete) A portion of food taken at any time except at a regular meal; an informal or light repast.

Banquetverb

(transitive) To treat with a banquet or sumptuous entertainment of food; to feast.

Luncheonverb

To eat luncheon.

Banquetnoun

A feast; a sumptuous entertainment of eating and drinking; often, a complimentary or ceremonious feast, followed by speeches.

Luncheonnoun

A lump of food.

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Banquetnoun

A dessert; a course of sweetmeats; a sweetmeat or sweetmeats.

‘We'll dine in the great room, but let the musicAnd banquet be prepared here.’;

Luncheonnoun

A portion of food taken at any time except at a regular meal.

Banquetverb

To treat with a banquet or sumptuous entertainment of food; to feast.

‘Just in time to banquetThe illustrious company assembled there.’;

Luncheonnoun

A lunch, especially one organized by a group as a formal social gathering.

Banquetverb

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.’;

Luncheonverb

To take luncheon.

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Banquetverb

To partake of a dessert after a feast.

‘Where they did both sup and banquet.’;

Luncheonnoun

a midday meal

Banquetnoun

a ceremonial dinner party for many people

Banquetnoun

a meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed;

‘a banquet for the graduating seniors’; ‘the Thanksgiving feast’; ‘they put out quite a spread’;

Banquetverb

provide a feast or banquet for

Banquetverb

partake in a feast or banquet

Banquetnoun

an elaborate and formal evening meal for many people

‘a state banquet at Buckingham Palace’;

Banquetnoun

an elaborate meal with several courses; a feast

‘a lavish five-course banquet’; ‘a veritable banquet of seasonal events’;

Banquetverb

entertain with a banquet

‘a banqueting hall’;

Banquet

A banquet (; French: [bɑ̃kɛ]) is a formal large meal or feast, where a number of people consume food together. Banquets are traditionally held to enhance the prestige of a host, or reinforce social bonds among joint contributors.

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