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Definition of Feasts

Feast
Feast Feast (f[=e]st), n. [OE. feste festival, holiday, feast, OF. feste festival, F. f[^e]te, fr. L. festum, pl. festa, fr. festus joyful, festal; of uncertain origin. Cf. Fair, n., Festal, F[^e]te.] 1. A festival; a holiday; a solemn, or more commonly, a joyous, anniversary. The seventh day shall be a feast to the Lord. --Ex. xiii. 6. Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover. --Luke ii. 41. Note: Ecclesiastical fasts are called immovable when they always occur on the same day of the year; otherwise they are called movable. 2. A festive or joyous meal; a grand, ceremonious, or sumptuous entertainment, of which many guests partake; a banquet characterized by tempting variety and abundance of food. Enough is as good as a feast. --Old Proverb. Belshazzar the King made a great feast to a thousand of his lords. --Dan. v. 1. 3. That which is partaken of, or shared in, with delight; something highly agreeable; entertainment. The feast of reason, and the flow of soul. --Pope. Feast day, a holiday; a day set as a solemn commemo?ative festival. Syn: Entertainment; regale; banquet; treat; carousal; festivity; festival. Usage: Feast, Banquet, Festival, Carousal. A feast sets before us viands superior in quantity, variety, and abudance; a banquet is a luxurious feast; a festival is the joyful celebration by good cheer of some agreeable event. Carousal is unrestrained indulgence in frolic and drink.
Feast
Feast Feast, v. t. 1. To entertain with sumptuous provisions; to treat at the table bountifully; as, he was feasted by the king. --Hayward. 2. To delight; to gratify; as, to feast the soul. Feast your ears with the music a while. --Shak.

Meaning of Feasts from wikipedia

- calendar, there are two prin****l feasts, properly known as the Feast of the Nativity of our Lord (Christmas) and the Feast of the Resurrection, (Easter)...
- between Simple feasts and Double (i.e., two simple feasts celebrated together). In Double Feasts the order of hymns and readings for each feast are rigidly...
- moveable feasts with dates, published by the Church of England. "Why Some Feasts Are Moveable", a Slate article "How the dates of moveable feasts are calculated...
- Prin****l Feasts are a type of observance in some churches of the Anglican Communion, including the Church of England. All Prin****l Feasts are also Prin****l...
- and movable. Fixed feasts occur on the same calendar day every year, whereas movable feasts change each year. The moveable feasts are generally relative...
- the great feasts are in honor of Jesus Christ, while the other four are dedicated to the Virgin Mary — the Theotokos. The Twelve Great Feasts are as follows...
- Feasts in Mesoamerica served as settings for social and political negotiations. Wealthy or royal families hosted feasts for the purpose of gaining loyalty...
- show; "the real appeal of Feasts ... is her unfussy, wry, practical approach to entertaining and quality comfort food. Feasts will leave you wishing for...
- Feasts of Saints While Easter is treated as Feast of Feasts, the following eight feasts of Christ are ****igned the highest rank of the Great Feasts in...
- depends on the date of Easter, Pentecost is a "moveable feast". Pentecost is one of the Great Feasts of the Eastern Orthodox Church, a Solemnity in the Roman...
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