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banquet

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

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 in a sentence

  1. They held a banquet in his honor.

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

Origin and Etymology of banquet

Medieval 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 <The night before, after a typical 12-hour workday, the president banqueted until nearly midnight … — Spike Mafford>

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to treat with a banquet :  feast <They will be banqueting visiting dignitaries.>

banqueter

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Examples of banquet in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of banquet

see 1banquet


First Known Use: circa 1500


BANQUET Defined for English Language Learners

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banquet

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

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

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



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