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Meaning of “feast” in the English Dictionary

"feast" in British English

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feastnoun

uk   us   /fiːst/
  • feast noun (FOOD)

C1 [C] a ​specialmeal with very good ​food or a ​largemeal 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 ​teamcontains a ​veritable feast ofinternationaltalent.
(Definition of feast from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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feastnoun [C]

 us   /fist/
a ​large, ​specialmeal, often for many ​people, to ​celebrate someone or something: a ​wedding feast A feast is also a ​largemeal: We had a feast of ​freshseafood.

feastverb [I always + adv/prep]

 /fist/
to ​eat a lot of good ​food and ​enjoy it very much: The two of us feasted on ​smokedsalmon.
(Definition of feast from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “feast”
in Korean 연회…
in Arabic وَليمة…
in Malaysian pesta, perayaan…
in French festin, fête…
in Russian пир, застолье…
in Chinese (Traditional) 食物, 盛宴, 宴會…
in Italian banchetto…
in Turkish şölen, ziyafet…
in Polish uczta…
in Spanish banquete, festín, fiesta…
in Vietnamese bữa tiệc, ngày lễ hội…
in Portuguese banquete…
in Thai งานเลี้ยงฉลอง, ฉลอง…
in German der Festschmaus, der Feiertag…
in Catalan banquet…
in Japanese 祝宴, ごちそう…
in Chinese (Simplified) 食物, 盛宴, 宴会…
in Indonesian pesta, perayaan…
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