The definition of a banquet is an elaborate dinner, usually for the purpose of celebration.(noun)
A dinner honoring the recipient of an award and a fancy meal for graduating high school seniors are each an example of a banquet.
See banquet in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: LME banket < MFr banquet < OIt banchetto, dim. of banca: see bank
See banquet in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Old French
Origin: , diminutive of banc, bench; see bank3.
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