banquet

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

Definition of banquet 

(Entry 1 of 2)

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

banquet

verb
banqueted; banqueting; banquets

Definition of banquet (Entry 2 of 2)

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.

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Other Words from banquet

Verb

banqueter noun

Synonyms for banquet

Synonyms: Noun

dinner, feast, feed, spread

Synonyms: Verb

dine, feast, junket, regale

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Examples of banquet in a Sentence

Noun

They held a banquet in his honor. prepared a celebratory banquet for the graduating class

Verb

banqueted the returning troops at the military base
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Other events will be a banquet and silent auction, a spirit investigation and the showing of two Ginger Rogers films. Dan Kelly, kansascity, "KC events July 12-18: ‘Mamma Mia,’ Comedy Get Down, Ginger Rogers Festival, Tony Rock," 10 July 2018 The banquet Friday night was held at Kadyrov's presidential palace in Grozny, and the Chechen leader posed with Salah for pictures while pinning a medal on his chest. Hamza Hendawi, Fox News, "Sources: Salah considering retiring from national team," 24 June 2018 And at a banquet on Saturday in Alexandria, Va., the American Accordionists’ Association (AAA) will honor him with its Lifetime Achievement Award. John Kelly, Washington Post, "Hear that sound? It’s 150 accordionists celebrating the love of their instrument.," 11 July 2018 His national-security adviser, Michael Flynn, had traveled to Moscow in 2015 to fête Putin at a banquet; George Papadopoulos met with Russian officials during the campaign; Russia had marked Carter Page as a possible asset. Jonathan Chait, Daily Intelligencer, "Will Trump Be Meeting With His Counterpart — Or His Handler?," 8 July 2018 On social media supporters of Mr Edy shared a doctored photo that seemed to show Mr Djarot being served a pig’s head at a banquet. The Economist, "Local elections in Indonesia prefigure next year’s presidential poll," 28 June 2018 After his father’s business in Worcester, Mass., went under, Greene’s family moved in the 1960s to West Palm Beach, where his father had a vending machine delivery route and his mother waited banquet tables at The Breakers resort in Palm Beach. Anthony Man, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Don't know Jeff Greene? You soon will, says Democratic candidate for governor," 1 July 2018 The musical program will be followed by a banquet and then dancing at the Manchester Country Club. Kathleen Mcwilliams, Courant Community, "New England's Oldest Cultural German Organization Celebrates 160 Years," 8 June 2018 Every year the university has service awards and service-excellence banquets. azcentral, "Top Companies to Work for in Arizona 2018-Large Companies," 7 June 2018

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First Known Use of banquet

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

circa 1500, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for banquet

Noun

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

Verb

see banquet entry 1

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banquet

noun

English Language Learners Definition of banquet

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

banquet

noun
ban·quet | \ˈbaŋ-kwət \

Kids Definition of banquet

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

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