- festivity. associatedwords: convivial
- light meal
- To be delighted or gratified by the sight of:
We feasted our eyes on the paintings.
Other Word Forms of Feast
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Feast
- feast (one's) eyes on
Origin of Feast
From Middle English feest, feste, fest, from Old French feste, from Latin festa, plural of festum (“holiday, festival, feast”), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰēs- (“god, godhead, deity”); see also Ancient Greek θεός (theos, “god, goddess”). More at theo-.
Middle English feste from Old French from Vulgar Latin fēsta from Latin pl. of fēstum from fēstus festive dhēs- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Middle English feesten, festen, from Old French fester, from Medieval Latin festāre, from the noun. See above.
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