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fete

noun \ˈfāt, ˈfet\

Simple Definition of fete

  • : a large party or celebration

  • : an outdoor event for raising money that usually includes competitions and things for sale

Full Definition of fete

  1. 1 :  festival

  2. 2 a :  a lavish often outdoor entertainment b :  a large elaborate party

Examples of fete

  1. won a prize at the church fete

  2. <the heiress wanted to do something with her life other than shuttle from fete to fete>



Variants of fete

or fête play \ˈfāt, ˈfet\

Origin of fete

Middle English fete, from Middle French, from Old French feste — more at feast


First Known Use: 15th century

Other Performing Arts Terms


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fete

verb

Simple Definition of fete

  • : to honor (a person) or celebrate (something) with a large party or public celebration

Full Definition of fete

fet·ed or fêt·edfet·ing or fêt·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to honor or commemorate with a fete

  3. 2 :  to pay high honor to

Examples of fete

  1. They feted the winning team with banquets and parades.

  2. <the returning servicemen and servicewomen were feted with a week's worth of celebrations>



1814

First Known Use of fete

1814

Variants of fete

or fête


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