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feast

noun uk   /fiːst/ us  

feast noun (FOOD)

C1 [C] a special meal with very good food or a large meal for many people: "What a feast!" she said, surveying all the dishes on the table. a wedding feast

feast noun (ENJOYABLE THING)

[S] something that is very enjoyable to see, hear, experience, etc.: a visual feast His food is a feast for the eyes as well as the palate. [S] a collection of something to be enjoyed: The team contains a veritable feast of international talent.

feast noun (CELEBRATION)

[C] a day on which a religious event or person is remembered and celebrated: the Feast of St James/the Passover a Muslim feast day
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