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Meaning of feast

feast

Pronunciation: (fēst), [key]
— n.
  1. any rich or abundant meal: The steak dinner was a feast.
  2. a sumptuous entertainment or meal for many guests: a wedding feast.
  3. something highly agreeable: The Rembrandt exhibition was a feast for the eyes.
  4. a periodical celebration or time of celebration, usually of a religious nature, commemorating an event, person, etc.: Every year, in September, the townspeople have a feast in honor of their patron saint.
—v.i.
  1. to have or partake of a feast; eat sumptuously.
  2. to dwell with gratification or delight, as on a picture or view.
—v.t.
  1. to provide or entertain with a feast.
  2. to gaze with great joy, admiration, or relish: to feast one's eyes on the Grand Canyon.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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