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Meaning of banquet

ban•quet

Pronunciation: (bang'kwit), [key]
— n., v., -quet•ed, -quet•ing.
—n.
  1. a lavish meal; feast.
  2. a ceremonious public dinner, esp. one honoring a person, benefiting a charity, etc.
—v.t.
  1. to entertain or regale with a banquet: They banqueted the visiting prime minister in grand style.
—v.i.
  1. to have or attend a banquet; feast: They banqueted on pheasant, wild boar, and three kinds of fish.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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