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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun feast:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb feast:


The word feast is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun feast

What does feast mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: feasts

  1. a ceremonial dinner party for many people
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonym of feast: banquet
    • more generic terms: dinner / dinner party = a party of people assembled to have dinner together
    • more specific word: gaudy = a celebratory reunion feast or entertainment held a college
  2. something experienced with great delight
    • example: a feast for the eyes
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • more generic word: thing = an event
  3. a meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed
    • example: the Thanksgiving feast
    • lexical domain: Foods & Drinks - nouns denoting foods and drinks
    • synonyms of feast: banquet / spread
    • more generic words: meal / repast = the food served and eaten at one time
  4. an elaborate party (often outdoors)
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • synonyms of feast: fete / fiesta
    • more generic word: party = an occasion on which people can assemble for social interaction and entertainment
    • more specific words:
      • luau = an elaborate Hawaiian feast or party
      • potlatch = a ceremonial feast held by some Indians of the northwestern coast of North America (as in celebrating a marriage or a new accession) in which the host gives gifts to tribesmen and others to display his superior wealth

Alternative definition of the noun feast


  1. A very large meal, often of a ceremonial nature.
  2. Something delightful

Definition of the verb feast

What does feast mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: feasted | feasting | feasts

  1. partake in a feast or banquet
    • example: Sam and Sue feast
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being] [Verb]Cynthia breakfasted
      [Agent - being] [Verb] on [Patient]Cynthia breakfasted on peaches | Cynthia gorged on peaches

      Verbs of Ingesting (with the same syntax): banquet, breakfast, brunch, dine, graze, lunch, luncheon, nosh, picnic, snack, sup.

    • lexical domain: Consumption - verbs of eating and drinking
    • synonyms of feast: banquet / junket
    • more generic word: eat = eat a meal
    • more specific term: wine and dine = eat sumptuously
  2. provide a feast or banquet for
    • example: Sam cannot feast Sue
    • lexical domain: Consumption - verbs of eating and drinking
    • synonyms of feast: banquet / junket
    • more generic word: host = be the host of or for
  3. gratify
    • lexical domain: Consumption - verbs of eating and drinking
    • synonym of feast: feed
    • more generic words: regale / treat = provide with choice or abundant food or drink

Alternative definition of the verb feast


  1. [intransitive] To partake in a feast, or large meal.
  2. [intransitive] To dwell upon (something) with delight.
  3. [transitive] To hold a feast in honor of (someone).


  1. "Feast" is a 2005 action-horror film, a result of Project Greenlight '​s third season, the amateur filmmaking documentary series and contest. The winning team was composed of writers Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton, and director John Gulager. It was executive produced by Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Chris Moore, Wes Craven and the Maloof family. The film was produced and distributed by Dimension Films in association with Maloof Motion Pictures and Neo Art & Logic.
  2. "Feast" is a 2014 3D hand-drawn/computer-animated romantic comedy short film directed by Patrick Osborne, and produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. It made its world premiere on June 10, 2014, at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival and debuted in theaters with Big Hero 6 on November 7, 2014.
  3. "Feast" a.k.a. "Lorenzo" is a 2004 American animated short film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation about a cat, Lorenzo, who is "dismayed to discover that his tail has developed a personality of its own." The short was directed by Mike Gabriel and produced by Baker Bloodworth. It premiered at the Florida Film Festival on March 6, 2004, and later appeared as a feature before the film Raising Helen; however, it did not appear on the DVD release of the film. Work on the film began in 1943, but was shelved. It was later found along with Destino. The short intended to be one of the segments for the proposed but never completed Fantasia 2006.
  4. "Feast" is a film, directed by Mike Tristano.
  5. "Feast" is a film, directed by Tom Ropes McGurk.
    • country: United States of America
    • language: English Language
    • genre: Gay pornography
    • released on (15 years ago)


  1. "Feast" is a 2005 JBF Awards nominated book by Nigella Lawson.
    • also known as Feast: Food to Celebrate Life
    • subjects: Home economics, Technology, Cooking, Holiday, Wine
    • released on (11 years ago)
    • award: - James Beard Award for Entertaining and Special Occasions nomination for Nigella Lawson
  2. "Feast" is a play by Yunior Garcia Aguilera, Rotimi Babatunde, Marcos Barbosa, Tanya Barfield and Gbolahan Obisesan.
  3. "Feast" is a book by Tomaez eSalamun.
    • also known as "Feast: poems"


  1. "Feast" is the fourteenth album by the Canadian heavy metal band Annihilator, released on August 23, 2013 by UDR in Europe and August 27, 2013 in North America. The cover art of the album features Spanish model and presenter Pilar Rubio.
  2. "Feast" is the debut album by British duo The Creatures. It reached number 17 in the U.K. charts and the "Miss the Girl" single peaked at number 21.
  3. "Feast" is a musical EP of David Keno.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  4. "Feast" is a musical album of Piltch & Davis, David Piltch, Aaron Davis.
    • released in (20 years ago)
  5. "Feast" is a musical album of The Cottars.
  6. "Feast" is a musical album of Würm.
    • released in (31 years ago)
  7. "Feast" is a composition.
  8. "Feast" is a composition.


  1. Feast is a TV program, begun on (6 years ago).
  2. Feast is a 2013 theater production of the play by Yunior Garcia Aguilera, Rotimi Babatunde, Marcos Barbosa, Tanya Barfield and Gbolahan Obisesan.

Phrases with Feast

Phrases starting with the word Feast:

  1. feast day
  2. Feast Of Fools
  3. feast of weeks
  4. feast of booths
  5. feast of lights
  6. Feast or Famine
  7. feast one's eyes
  8. Feast For the Eyes
  9. feast of dormition
  10. feast of sacrifice

Phrases ending with the word Feast:

  1. Bean feast
  2. Bean-feast
  3. love feast
  4. Fixed feast
  5. movable feast
  6. Midnight Feast
  7. moveable feast
  8. Barmacide Feast
  9. Barmecide feast
  10. Ghost at the Feast

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Feast

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Google previewA Scriptural Theology of Eucharistic Blessings (2013)

by Susan I. Bubbers

The feast is a place where God comes to reform a conscience from heavy and guilty to light and clear, to reform a...

The feast is an opportunity to rest in God, to recognize the full satisfaction of atonement in Christ, to offer thanks for the work of ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Amish, Brethren, Hutterites, and Mennonites (2010)

by Donald B. Kraybill

The love feast typically includes five elements: footwashing, breaking and eating bread (symbolic of Christ's broken body), drinking wine or grape juice (symbolic of Christ's shed blood on the cross), a modest liturgical fellowship meal, and ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Inuit (2004)

by Pamela R. Stern

BLADDER FEAST. Yupik traditional festival during which ...

Google previewThe Temple Dictionary of the Bible (1910)

by John Ebenezer Honeyman Thomson

the Feast of Unleavened Bread. This last was giving and confession to be used is set down, generally made on the 16th of Nisan ; so that Pen- Special acknowledgment is made of the deliverance tecost fell on the 6th of Sivan. from Egypt and ...

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5th Grade Thanksgiving Feast - God Bless the USA song in sign language

Quotes about Feast

The first seeding on the feast of All Saints and the last on the feast of Saint Andrew.
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Scrabble value of F4E1A1S1T1

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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