Banquet meaning

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To honor with a banquet.
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To dine at a banquet.
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A large celebratory meal; a feast.
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(archaic) A dessert; a course of sweetmeats.
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The definition of a banquet is an elaborate dinner, usually for the purpose of celebration.

A dinner honoring the recipient of an award and a fancy meal for graduating high school seniors are each an example of a banquet.

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An elaborate, sumptuous repast.
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A ceremonial dinner honoring a particular guest or occasion.
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To honor at or partake of a banquet.
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An elaborate meal; feast.
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A formal dinner for many people, usually with toasts and speeches.
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To participate in a banquet; to feast.
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To treat with a banquet or sumptuous entertainment of food; to feast.
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Origin of banquet

  • Middle English banket from Old French banquet from Old Italian banchetto from diminutive of banco bench of Germanic origin Old English benc bench
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Middle English banket, from Middle French banquet, from Italian banchetto (“light repast between meals, snack eaten on a small bench”, literally “a small bench”), from banco (“bench”), from Lombardic *bank, *panch (“bench”), from Proto-Germanic *bankiz (“bench”). Akin to Old High German bank, banch (“bench”), Old English benc (“bench”). More at bank, bench.
    From Wiktionary