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fete

noun \ ˈfāt , ˈfet \
variants: or fête
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of fete

1 :festival
  • Class Day, the great fete of the year
  • —Catherine D. Bowen
2 a :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

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Origin and Etymology of fete

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

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fete

verb
variants: or fête

Definition of fete

feted or fêted; feting or fêting
transitive verb
1 :to honor or commemorate with a fete
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

Recent Examples of fete from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of fete

see 1fete


FETE Defined for English Language Learners

fete

noun

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


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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