Feast

Definition of Feast

Pronunciation: fēst
n.1.A festival; a holiday; a solemn, or more commonly, a joyous, anniversary.
The seventh day shall be a feast to the Lord.
- Ex. xiii. 6.
Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover.
- Luke ii. 41.
2.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.
- Old Proverb.
Belshazzar the King made a great feast to a thousand of his lords.
- Dan. v. 1.
3.That which is partaken of, or shared in, with delight; something highly agreeable; entertainment.
The feast of reason, and the flow of soul.
- Pope.
Feast day
a holiday; a day set as a solemn commemorative festival.
v. i.1.To eat sumptuously; to dine or sup on rich provisions, particularly in large companies, and on public festivals.
[imp. & p. p. Feasted; p. pr. & vb. n. Feasting.]
And his sons went and feasted in their houses.
- Job. i. 4.
2.To be highly gratified or delighted.
With my love's picture then my eye doth feast.
- Shak.
v. t.1.To entertain with sumptuous provisions; to treat at the table bountifully; as, he was feasted by the king.
2.To delight; to gratify; as, to feast the soul.
Feast your ears with the music a while.
- Shak.

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