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Fete is sometimes a misspelling of fetes.

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Definition of the noun fete

What does fete mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: fetes

  1. an elaborate party (often outdoors)
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • synonyms of fete: feast / 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
  2. an organized series of acts and performances (usually in one place)
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of fete: festival
    • more generic words: celebration / festivity = any joyous diversion
    • more specific terms:
      • carnival = a festival marked by merrymaking and processions
      • Bacchanalia / Dionysia = an orgiastic festival in ancient Greece in honor of Dionysus
      • eisteddfod = any of several annual Welsh festivals involving artistic competitions
      • film festival = a cinematic festival that features films
      • jazz festival = a festival that features performances by jazz artists
      • Kwanzaa / Kwanza = a festival featuring African-American culture
      • Oktoberfest = an autumn festival that involves merrymaking and drinking beer
      • Saturnalia = an orgiastic festival in ancient Rome in honor of Saturn
      • sheepshearing = a festival held at the time sheep are normally sheared

Alternative definition of the noun fete


  1. A festival open to the public, the proceeds from which are often given to charity.
  2. A feast, celebration or carnival.

Definition of the verb fete

What does fete mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: feted | feting | fetes

  1. have a celebration


Fete is a Venue, Building in Providence.


"Fete" is an artwork by Fred Cress.


Fete a.k.a. Fête: A fête or fete is an elaborate festival, party or celebration.

Phrases with Fete

  1. fete day
  2. fete champetre
  3. to fete

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Fete

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Google previewSoftware tools (1977)

a building block approach by I. Trotter Hardy, Belkis Leong-Hong, Dennis W. Fife

FETE is an automated system that inserts counters automatically into a program during execution. FETE is a three step process: first, it accepts any FORTRAN program and produces an edited file with counters; second, it executes the modified ...

Google previewEye Spy With My Little I (2016)

by Alex Dunitz, Frances Hotimsky

fete A fete is an event with competitions and goods for sale organized by a school or a church to make money. flaw A flaw is an imperfection, a weakness. Flawless French means perfect ...

Google previewAfrican Roots/American Cultures (2001)

Africa in the Creation of the Americas by Sheila S. Walker

The fete is a great tourist attraction and generates lots of income for local hotels, food and beverage ...

Google previewIrish Modernism (2010)

by Edwina Keown, Carol Taaffe

The Fete is an important date in the social, political and business calendar. 'As to the Fete, however, there remained an imperative: this challenging social gathering, which one paid money to enter, was a thing apart' {JVL, z8). Vesta's castle ...

Google previewProximity Levinas, Blanchot, Bataille and Communication (2012)

by Joseph Libertson

The fete is the ritual sacrifice of that which cannot be sacrificed. This is its precise ontological description. The sacrifice is a dépense, an écart or gap, a loss in the constitution of interiority, and not a negativity which would destroy interiority.

Google previewChilderley (1994)

Nature and Morality in a Country Village by Michael Bell

'" The Village Fete is an annual festival, often with an agricultural theme, held in most villages in England. is the sitting room with ...

Google previewThe Molière Encyclopedia (2002)

by James F. Gaines

The comedie-ballet was part of the Grand Divertissement Royal de Versailles of July 1668, a fete that celebrated Louis XTV's conquest of the Franche-Comte and the signing of the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle earlier that year. According to the ...

Google previewA Critical Pronouncing Dictionary and Expositor of the English Language (1822)

by John Walker

FEAT, fete, ». 227. Act, deed, action, exploit ; a trick, a ludicrous performance. FEAT, fete, a. Ready, skilful, ingenious ; nice, ...

Google previewBryan's dictionary of painters and engravers (1905)

by Michael Bryan, George Charles Williamson

A Country Fete.

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1860)

Or, Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General Literature by Thomas Stewart Traill

comyn fete, and the heme a part of which we shall quote, and by the addition of some of the hameron afore ya in leynthe xxxix. fete, and the heme further information of the same nature, derived from F roisof ...

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Small photo of Betley, Staffordshire, England - 08022008: Vintage truck on display at an English village fete.Small photo of LYON / France - December 12 2012 : Illuminations in Lyon during "La fete des Lumieres".Small photo of Cakes decorated with flowers and fruit are lined up at a country fete and await judging. People linger in the distance examine the entries.Small photo of A row of summer cakes line up for judging at a cake competition at a traditional english country fete.Small photo of Paris, France-May 02, 2018 : Jours de fete is traditional small French cafe located in the trendy area of Canal Saint-Martin, this cafe welcomes regulars, hipsters and artists alike.Small photo of A multi-tiered sponge cake with vanilla icing decorated with summer flowers and strawberries, awaits judging at a traditional english fete.Small photo of LYON / France - December 12 2012 : Illuminations in Lyon during "La fete des Lumieres". More...

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'Twas the height of the fete when we quitted the riot,
And quietly stole to the terrace alone,
Where, pale as the lovers that ever swear by it,
The moon it (James Whitcomb Riley)
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Scrabble value of F4E1T1E1

The value of this 4-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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