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BAN'QUET, n. A feast; a rich entertainment of meat and drink. Esther v. Job xli. Amos vi.




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BAN'QUET, n. A feast; a rich entertainment of meat and drink. Esther v. Job xli. Amos vi.


BAN'QUET, n. [Fr. banquet; Arm. bancqed or banvez; It. banchetto, a little seat, a feast; Sp. banqueta, a stool with three legs; banquete, a banquet. From these words, it would appear that banquet is a sitting, and hence a feast; and not, as supposed, from the oriental פנק, فَنَقَ, to feed or bring up delicately.]

A feast; a rich entertainment of meat and drink. – Esther v. Job xli. Amos vi.


BAN'QUET, v.i.

To feast; to regale one's self with good eating and drinking. – Shak.


BAN'QUET, v.t.

To treat with a feast, or rich entertainment. – Shak.


Ban"quet
  1. A feast; a sumptuous entertainment of eating and drinking; often, a complimentary or ceremonious feast, followed by speeches.
  2. To treat with a banquet or sumptuous entertainment of food] to feast.

    Just in time to banquet
    The illustrious company assembled there.
    Coleridge.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. To partake of a dessert after a feast.

    [Obs.]

    Where they did both sup and banquet.
    Cavendish.

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Banquet

BAN'QUET, noun A feast; a rich entertainment of meat and drink. Esther 5:4. Job xli. Amos 6:7.

BAN'QUET, verb transitive To treat with a feast, or rich entertainment.

BAN'QUET, verb intransitive To feast; to regale one's self with good eating and drinking.

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