Definition of Banquet

1. Noun. A ceremonial dinner party for many people.

Exact synonyms: Feast
Generic synonyms: Dinner, Dinner Party
Specialized synonyms: Gaudy
Derivative terms: Feast, Feast



2. Verb. Provide a feast or banquet for. "Sam cannot banquet Sue "
Exact synonyms: Feast, Junket
Related verbs: Feast, Junket
Generic synonyms: Host
Derivative terms: Feast, Feast, Feast

3. Noun. A meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed. ; "They put out quite a spread"
Exact synonyms: Feast, Spread
Generic synonyms: Meal, Repast
Derivative terms: Feast, Feast

4. Verb. Partake in a feast or banquet. "Sam and Sue banquet"
Exact synonyms: Feast, Junket
Generic synonyms: Eat
Related verbs: Feast, Junket
Specialized synonyms: Wine And Dine
Derivative terms: Feast, Feast, Feast, Feasting

Definition of Banquet

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

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

3. v. i. To regale one's self with good eating and drinking; to feast.

Definition of Banquet

1. Noun. A large celebratory meal; a feast. ¹

2. Verb. To participate in a banquet. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Banquet

1. to feast [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: feast

Lexicographical Neighbors of Banquet

banninating
banning
banning-order
bannings
bannister
bannisterite
bannisters
bannition
bannock
bannocks
banns
banoffee
banoffee pie
banoffee pies
banoffi
banquet (current term)
banquet song
banqueted
banqueter
banqueters
banqueting
banquetings
banquetlike
banquets
banquette
banquetter
banquetters
banquettes
bans
banshee

Literary usage of Banquet

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"On October 1 the officers of the gardes du corps gave a banquet in the palace ... After the banquet the King, Queen, and Dauphin appeared for a few moments ..."

2. The Cornhill Magazine by George Smith (1895)
"AT THE WATERLOO banquet? HE was a factor, or estate agent, ... Not a living soul except the officers who fought in the battle can get to the banquet. ..."

3. The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll by Robert Green Ingersoll (1900)
"WESTERN SOCIETY OF THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC banquet.* Chicago, January ji, i$94. FIRST of all, I wish to thank you for allowing me to be present . ..."

4. Report of the International Commission to Inquire Into the Causes and by International Commission to Inquire into the Causes and Conduct of the Balkan Wars, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Division of Intercourse and Education (1916)
"Remarks of Dr. Romero, AT A banquet OF THE FACULTY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SAN MARCOS, ... With this banquet we celebrate the high honor done us by Mr. Bacon; ..."

5. The History of the Popes, from the Close of the Middle Ages: Drawn from the by Ludwig Pastor, Ralph Francis Kerr, Frederick Ignatius Antrobus (1908)
"A banquet given by him during the Carnival of 1519 caused him to be much talked ... Fourteen persons took part in this banquet, including Cardinals Rossi, ..."

6. History of the Commonwealth and Protectorate, 1649-1656 by Samuel Rawson Gardiner (1903)
"J ' ' a banquet. _^ ..... invited to circles, and the Lord Mayor and Aldermen invited the ... 2 A dinner followed by a banquet—ie a dessert—in another room. ..."

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