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  • a large celebratory meal; a feast

    French
  • banquet
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



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.
Massinger.

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.
Coleridge.

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.
Milton.

2. To partake of a dessert after a feast. [Obs.]

Where they did both sup and banquet.
Cavendish.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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