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banquet (host)

Definition:

to provide a feast or banquet for

Class:

consumption verb (eating and drinking)

Past tense:

banqueted

Present participle:

banqueting

3rd-person singular present:

banquets

Type of:

host » entertain » socialize » interact

Similar to:

feast

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

He can't banquet her.

Synonyms:

feast | junket

Etymology:

Middle English banket, from Middle French banquet, from Italian banchetto...
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All senses of banquet...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Banquet

a large meal or feast, complete with main courses and desserts. It usually serves a purpose such as a charitable gathering, a ceremony, or a celebration, and is often preceded or followed by speeches in honour of someone. The idea of banqueting is ... (43 of 774 words, pronunciation, 3 images)

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Banquet (disambiguation)

a large public meal or feast complete with main courses and desserts. Banquet may also refer to: Banquet (album), 1974 Lucifer's Friend album | Banquet (Bloc Party EP) "Banquet" (song), a song from the EP and later from Silent Alarm | A Banquet, a... (42 of 206 words, 13 definitions)

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Wiktionary:

banquet | banquets [plural] | banqueted [past tense] | banqueting [present participle]

A large celebratory meal; a feast. | To participate in a banquet; to feast. | [obsolete] To have dessert after a feast. | To treat with a banquet or sumptuous entertainment of food; to feast. (32 of 40 words, 4 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation, 2 images)

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New World Dictionary:

banquet

an elaborate meal; feast | a formal dinner for many people, usually with toasts and speeches | to honor with a banquet | to dine at a banquet (25 of 43 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation, 1 image)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/banquet

Collins Dictionary:

banquet | feast [synonym, sense-specific] | banqueter [noun, derived]

a lavish and sumptuous meal; feast | a ceremonial meal for many people, often followed by speeches | [intransitive] to hold or take part in a banquet ... (25 of 518 words, 4 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/banquet

American Heritage Dictionary:

banquet | banqueted [past tense] | banqueting [present participle] | banquets [3rd-person singular present] | banqueter [noun, related]

An elaborate, sumptuous repast. | A ceremonial dinner honoring a particular guest or occasion. | To honor at or partake of a banquet. (21 of 176 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/banquet

Merriam-Webster:

banquet [entry 1, noun] | feast [synonym, sense-specific] | dinner [synonym, sense-specific] | feed [synonym, sense-specific] | regale [synonym, sense-specific] | spread [synonym, sense-specific] | chow [similar, sense-specific] | mess [similar, sense-specific] | repast [similar, sense-specific] | ...

a sumptuous feast ; especially, an elaborate and often ceremonious meal for numerous people often in honor of a person | a meal held in recognition of ... (26 of 125 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/banquet

banquet [entry 2, verb] | feast [synonym, sense-specific] | dine [synonym, sense-specific] | junket [synonym, sense-specific] | regale [synonym, sense-specific] | board [similar, sense-specific] | cater [similar, sense-specific] | feed [similar, sense-specific] | provision [similar, sense-specific] | ...

to partake of a banquet | to treat with a banquet; "feast" (11 of 57 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example)

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Oxford Dictionary:

banquet | banqueted [past tense] | banqueting [present participle] | banquets [3rd-person singular present] | banqueter [derived]

an elaborate and formal evening meal for many people | an elaborate meal with several courses; a feast | (usually as noun "banqueting") | entertain ... (22 of 88 words, 4 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/banquet

Random House Dictionary:

banquet | banqueted [past tense] | banqueting [present participle]

a lavish meal; feast. | a ceremonious public dinner, especially one honoring a person, benefiting a charity, etc. | to entertain or regale with a ... (23 of 64 words, 4 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/banquet

Cambridge Dictionary:

banquet | banqueting [noun, derived]

a large formal meal for many people, often followed by speeches in honour of someone (15 of 44 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/banquet

Macmillan British Dictionary:

banquet [countable] | banquets [plural]

a formal meal prepared for a large number of people on an important occasion (14 of 41 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/banquet

Britannica Encyclopedia:

feast [religion] | festival [synonym]

day or period of time set aside to commemorate, ritually celebrate or reenact, or anticipate events or seasons--agricultural, religious, or ... (21 of 1967 words)

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Columbia Encyclopedia:

feast

commemorative banquet symbolizing communal unity. Generally associated with primitive rituals and later with religious practices, feasts may also ... (18 of 198 words)

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Encarta Dictionary:

banquet | banquets [plural]

an elaborate formal meal attended by many guests, often held in honor of a particular person or occasion and followed by speeches | an elaborate or ... (25 of 60 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861588776​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

banquet | banquets [plural] | banqueted [past tense] | banqueting [present participle]

Origin: Middle English banket, from Middle French banquet, from Italian banchetto ("light repast between meals, snack eaten on a small bench", literally "a small bench"), from banco ("bench"), from Lombardic *bank,... (30 of 52 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/banquet

Online Etymology:

banquet

First use: late 15th century

Origin: French banquet (15th century; in Old French only "small bench"), from Old Italian banchetto, diminutive of banco "bench"; ... (21 of 43 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=banquet

Collins Dictionary:

banquet

First use: 15th century

Origin: from Old French, from Italian banchetto, from banco a table, of Germanic origin; see bank1

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/banquet

New World Dictionary:

banquet

Origin: Late Middle English banket from Middle French banquet from Old Italian banchetto, diminutive of banca: see "bank"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/banquet

American Heritage Dictionary:

banquet | banqueted [past tense] | banqueting [present participle] | banquets [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Old French, diminutive of banc, bench; see "bank" [entry 3].

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/banquet

Oxford Dictionary:

banquet | banqueted [past tense] | banqueting [present participle] | banquets [3rd-person singular present]

First use: late 15th century

Origin: French, diminutive of banc "bench" (see "bank1")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/banquet

Merriam-Webster:

banquet [entry 1, noun]

First use: 15th century

Origin: Middle French, from Old Italian banchetto, from diminutive of banca bench, bank

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/banquet

Encarta Dictionary:

banquet | banquets [plural]

First use: 15th century

Origin: French, "little bank" from banc

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861588776​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

banquet | banquets [plural] | banqueted [past tense] | banqueting [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "banquet"

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Collins Dictionary:

banquet

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "banquet"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/banquet

Cambridge Dictionary:

banquet

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "banquet"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "banquet"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/banquet

Macmillan American Dictionary:

banquet [countable] | banquets [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "banquet"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/banquet

Macmillan British Dictionary:

banquet [countable] | banquets [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "banquet"

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the Free Dictionary:

banquet

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Google Dictionary:

banquet | banquets [plural] | banqueted [past tense] | banqueting [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "banquet"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

banquet

Audio: North American pronunciation of "banquet"

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YourDictionary Audio:

banquet

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "banquet" by speech synthesizer

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freedictionary.org:

banquet

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