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banquet

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noun ban·quet \ˈbaŋ-kwət, ˈban- also -ˌkwet\

Simple Definition of banquet

  • : a formal dinner for many people usually to celebrate a special event

Full Definition of banquet

  1. 1 :  a sumptuous feast; especially :  an elaborate and often ceremonious meal for numerous people often in honor of a person <a state banquet>

  2. 2 :  a meal held in recognition of some occasion or achievement <an awards banquet>

Examples of banquet

  1. They held a banquet in his honor.

  2. <prepared a celebratory banquet for the graduating class>



Origin of banquet

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


First Known Use: 15th century


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banquet

verb ban·quet

Definition of banquet

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to partake of a banquet

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to treat with a banquet :  feast

ban·quet·er noun


Examples of banquet

  1. <banqueted the returning troops at the military base>



Circa 1500

First Known Use of banquet

circa 1500



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