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banquet

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

Definition of banquet

1 :a sumptuous feast; especially :an elaborate and often ceremonious meal for numerous people often in honor of a person
  • a state banquet
2 :a meal held in recognition of some occasion or achievement
  • an awards banquet

Examples of banquet in a Sentence

  1. They held a banquet in his honor.

  2. prepared a celebratory banquet for the graduating class

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Origin and Etymology of banquet

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


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banquet

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Definition of banquet

intransitive verb
:to partake of a banquet
  • The night before, after a typical 12-hour workday, the president banqueted until nearly midnight …
  • —Spike Mafford
transitive verb
:to treat with a banquet :feast
  • They will be banqueting visiting dignitaries.

banqueter

noun

Examples of banquet in a Sentence

  1. banqueted the returning troops at the military base

Origin and Etymology of banquet

banquet Synonyms

Synonyms
feast, dine, junket, regale
Related Words
board, cater, feed, provision; fete (or fête), honor, recognize

BANQUET Defined for English Language Learners

banquet

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Definition of banquet for English Language Learners

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


BANQUET Defined for Kids

banquet

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noun ban·quet \ ˈbaŋ-kwət \

Definition of banquet for Students

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


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