Definition of Feasts. Meaning of Feasts. Synonyms of Feasts
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Definition of Feasts
FeastFeast 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.,
1. A festival; a holiday; a solemn, or more commonly, a
The seventh day shall be a feast to the Lord. --Ex.
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
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
Syn: Entertainment; regale; banquet; treat; carousal;
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, v. t.
1. To entertain with sumptuous provisions; to treat at the
table bountifully; as, he was feasted by the king.
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
(i.e., two simple feasts celebrated
together). In Double Feasts
for each feast
- moveable feasts
with dates, published
by the Church
of England. "Why Some Feasts
Are Moveable", a Slate article
"How the dates
of moveable feasts
- Prin****l Feasts
are a type of observance
in some churches
of the Anglican
of England. All Prin****l Feasts
are also Prin****l...
- and movable. Fixed feasts occur
on the same calendar
year, whereas movable feasts change
each year. The moveable feasts
- the great feasts
are in honor
four are dedicated
to the Virgin
Mary — the Theotokos. The Twelve Great Feasts
are as follows...
in Mesoamerica served
or royal families hosted feasts
for the purpose
- show; "the real appeal
... is her unfussy, wry, practical approach
and quality comfort
of Saints While Easter
, the following eight feasts
are ****igned the highest
rank of the Great Feasts
on the date of Easter, Pentecost
is a "moveable feast
is one of the Great Feasts
of the Eastern Orthodox
Church, a Solemnity
in the Roman...
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