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.
To feast; to regale one's self with good eating and drinking. – Shak.
To treat with a feast, or rich entertainment. – Shak.
- A feast; a sumptuous
entertainment of eating and drinking; often, a complimentary or ceremonious
feast, followed by speeches.
- To treat with a banquet or sumptuous entertainment
of food] to feast.
regale one's self with good eating and drinking; to feast.
- A dessert; a course of sweetmeats; a sweetmeat
- To partake of a dessert after a feast.