Ban"quet (bă&nsm;"kw&ebreve;t), n.
[F., a feast, prop. a dim. of banc bench; cf. It. banchetto,
dim. of banco a bench, counter. See Bank a bench, and cf.
Banquette.] 1. A feast; a sumptuous
entertainment of eating and drinking; often, a complimentary or ceremonious
feast, followed by speeches.
2. A dessert; a course of sweetmeats; a sweetmeat
or sweetmeats. [Obs.]
We'll dine in the great room, but let the music
And banquet be prepared here.
Ban"quet, v. t. [imp. & p.
p. Banqueted; p. pr. & vb. n.
Banqueting.] To treat with a banquet or sumptuous entertainment
of food; to feast.
Just in time to banquet
The illustrious company assembled there.
Ban"quet, v. i. 1. To
regale one's self with good eating and drinking; to feast.
Were it a draught for Juno when she banquets,
I would not taste thy treasonous offer.
2. To partake of a dessert after a feast.
Where they did both sup and banquet.