Banquet

Definition of Banquet

Ban´quet
n.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.
We'll dine in the great room, but let the music
And banquet be prepared here.
- Massinger.
v. t.1.To treat with a banquet or sumptuous entertainment of food; to feast.
[imp. & p. p. Banqueted; p. pr. & vb. n. Banqueting.]
Just in time to banquet
The illustrious company assembled there.
- Coleridge.
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.
Where they did both sup and banquet.
- Cavendish.

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