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Feast vs. Festival

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Feastnoun

A very large meal, often of a ceremonial nature.

‘We had a feast to celebrate the harvest.’;

Festivaladjective

Pertaining to a feast or feast-day. (Now only as the noun used attributively.)

Feastnoun

Something delightful

‘It was a feast for the eyes.’;

Festivalnoun

An event or community gathering, usually staged by a local community, which centers on some theme, sometimes on some unique aspect of the community.

Feastnoun

A festival; a holy day or holiday; a solemn, or more commonly, a joyous, anniversary.

Festivalnoun

In mythology, a set of celebrations in the honour of a god.

Feastverb

(intransitive) To partake in a feast, or large meal.

‘I feasted on turkey and dumplings.’;

Festivalnoun

fried cornbread

Feastverb

(intransitive) To dwell upon (something) with delight.

Festivaladjective

Pertaining to a fest; festive; festal; appropriate to a festival; joyous; mirthful.

‘I cannot woo in festival terms.’;

Feastverb

(transitive) To hold a feast in honor of (someone).

‘We feasted them after the victory.’;

Festivalnoun

a day or period of time set aside for feasting and celebration

Feastverb

To serve as a feast for; to feed sumptuously.

Festivalnoun

an organized series of acts and performances (usually in one place);

‘a drama festival’;

Feastnoun

A festival; a holiday; a solemn, or more commonly, a joyous, anniversary.

‘The seventh day shall be a feast to the Lord.’; ‘Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover.’;

Festivalnoun

a day or period of celebration, typically for religious reasons

‘traditional Jewish festivals’;

Feastnoun

A festive or joyous meal; a grand, ceremonious, or sumptuous entertainment, of which many guests partake; a banquet characterized by tempting variety and abundance of food.

‘Enough is as good as a feast.’; ‘Belshazzar the King made a great feast to a thousand of his lords.’;

Festivalnoun

an organized series of concerts, plays, or films, typically one held annually in the same place

‘a major international festival of song’;

Feastnoun

That which is partaken of, or shared in, with delight; something highly agreeable; entertainment.

‘The feast of reason, and the flow of soul.’;

Festival

A festival is an event ordinarily celebrated by a community and centering on some characteristic aspect of that community and its religion or cultures. It is often marked as a local or national holiday, mela, or eid.

Feastverb

To eat sumptuously; to dine or sup on rich provisions, particularly in large companies, and on public festivals.

‘And his sons went and feasted in their houses.’;

Feastverb

To be highly gratified or delighted.

‘With my love's picture then my eye doth feast.’;

Feastverb

To entertain with sumptuous provisions; to treat at the table bountifully; as, he was feasted by the king.

Feastverb

To delight; to gratify; as, to feast the soul.

‘Feast your ears with the music a while.’;

Feastnoun

a ceremonial dinner party for many people

Feastnoun

something experienced with great delight;

‘a feast for the eyes’;

Feastnoun

a meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed;

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

Feastnoun

an elaborate party (often outdoors)

Feastverb

partake in a feast or banquet

Feastverb

provide a feast or banquet for

Feastverb

gratify;

‘feed one's eyes on a gorgeous view’;

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