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fete

play
noun \ˈfāt, ˈfet\

Definition of fete

  1. 1 :  festival <Class Day, the great fete of the year — Catherine D. Bowen>

  2. 2a :  a lavish often outdoor entertainment <a fete in the park with music and performances>b :  a large elaborate party <a fete to celebrate the museum's centennial>

Examples of fete in a sentence

  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

Origin and Etymology of fete

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


First Known Use: 15th century

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fete

verb

Definition of fete

feted

or

fêted

;

feting

or

fêting

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

  3. 2 :  to pay high honor to

Examples of fete in a sentence

  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>

Variants of fete

or

fête

Origin and Etymology of fete

see 1fete


First Known Use: 1814


FETE Defined for English Language Learners

1

fete

play
noun \ˈfāt, ˈfet\

Definition of fete for English Language Learners

  • : a large party or celebration

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


2

fete

verb

Definition of fete for English Language Learners

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



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