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English noun: feast

1. feast (group) a ceremonial dinner party for many people


Broader (hypernym)dinner, dinner party

Narrower (hyponym)gaudy

2. feast (event) something experienced with great delight

SamplesA feast for the eyes.

Broader (hypernym)thing

3. feast (food) a meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed

SamplesA banquet for the graduating seniors.
The Thanksgiving feast.
They put out quite a spread.

Synonymsbanquet, spread

Broader (hypernym)meal, repast

4. feast (event) an elaborate party (often outdoors)

Synonymsfete, fiesta

Broader (hypernym)party

Narrower (hyponym)luau, potlatch

English verb: feast

1. feast (consumption) partake in a feast or banquet

ExamplesSam and Sue feast

Synonymsbanquet, junket

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)eat

Narrower (hyponym)wine and dine

Verb groupbanquet, feast, junket

2. feast (consumption) provide a feast or banquet for

ExamplesSam cannot feast Sue

Synonymsbanquet, junket

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)host

Verb groupbanquet, feast, junket

3. feast (consumption) gratify

SamplesFeed one's eyes on a gorgeous view.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)regale, treat

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