A festival. A religious celebration usually signalized by gluttony and drunkenness, frequently in honor of some holy person distinguished for abstemiousness. In the Roman Catholic Church feasts are "movable" and "immovable," but the celebrants are uniformly immovable until they are full. In their earliest development these entertainments took the form of feasts for the dead; such were held by the Greeks, under the name _Nemeseia_, by the Aztecs and Peruvians, as in modern times they are popular with the Chinese; though it is believed that the ancient dead, like the modern, were light eaters. Among the many feasts of the Romans was the _Novemdiale_, which was held, according to Livy, whenever stones fell from heaven.
A festival; a holiday; a solemn, or more commonly, a joyous, anniversary.
A festive or joyous meal; a grand, ceremonious, or sumptuous entertainment, of which many guests partake; a banquet characterized by tempting variety and abundance of food.
That which is partaken of, or shared in, with delight; something highly agreeable; entertainment.
To eat sumptuously; to dine or sup on rich provisions, particularly in large companies, and on public festivals.
To be highly gratified or delighted.
To entertain with sumptuous provisions; to treat at the table bountifully; as, he was feasted by the king.
To delight; to gratify; as, to feast the soul.
An annual religious festival, often a saint’s day, on which fairs were held.
A day of celebration associated with the life of Our Lord, of the Saints, or days of thanksgiving (see BCP, 15-18).
A huge, usually at least four or five courses, sit down meal. Often there is an additional charge if you want to eat feast. Usually the food served is from authentic medieval recepies.
An elaborate meal (usually in the evening) served at an event.
A large meal served at an SCA event, usually in the evening. Reservations are often required, and feasts cost from $5 to $20 for one person, usually separate from the site fee. Note that some regions will say "Are you eating feast?" and others will say "Are you eating the feast?"
a ceremonial dinner party for many people
something experienced with great delight; "a feast for the eyes"
a meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed; "a banquet for the graduating seniors"; "the Thanksgiving feast"; "they put out quite a spread"
an elaborate party (often outdoors)
partake in a feast or banquet
provide a feast or banquet for
gratify; "feed one's eyes on a gorgeous view"
a banquet, dinner, a delight, a presentation of all you had worked for and been blessed with done to mark an occasion
an elaborate meal, a banquet, associated with abundant heaps of food
A big, special meal, which is often held to celebrate something; banquet.
A holy day of celebration, usually in honour of our Lord or of the Saints. (The secular meaning of feast, i.e., a large or sumptuous meal, derives from the celebratory nature of holy days.)
a better then usual dinner in a college.
A day of celebration associated with the life of Christ or a saint.
An event which concentrates on medieval eating and drinking, typically with dancing and entertainment. There may also be a court. Food will usually be served in several courses throughout the evening. Feasts may be fully catered or pot-luck (each person brings a dish).
A large elaborate meal served in the evenings at many SCA event s. There is usually a separate charge to attend it. It is kept as period as possible, and often consists of many remove
A special meal for a large group of people
A holy day commemorating some Saint, some event in the life of Christ or in the life of the Virgin Mary. Easter is the Feast of Feasts and there are twelve other Great Feasts.
an event centered on the consumption of an elaborate or sumptuous meal - often accompanied by entertainment. Feasts are held at the end of most SCA events.
An event at which the main activity is the consumption of an elaborate meal, often accompanied by entertainment.
A meal served at an event, usually dinner. Feasts can vary between very formal to very casual. Normally, the feast is the time to relax and visit with friends.