EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BANQUETS
The king was gracious, and thereafter she held his feet at all the banquets.
The abominations of the banquets of Belshazzar and Cleopatra were re-enacted there.
To what other banquets will our leading Histrion be invited?
Operas, plays, balls, and banquets followed in dazzling succession.
I know that there will be festivities, and balls, and banquets, given there at——chose!
At the feast horse-flesh, once the food of the gods at banquets, was eaten.
She daily gave the most wonderful festivals and banquets in the Italian fashion.
Often he would go to Banquets that cost as much as Ten a Throw.
How these banquets were provided was always a mystery to outsiders.
They were chiefly employed for entertainments, and the banquets of the wealthy.
late 15c., "feast, sumptuous entertainment," from French banquet (15c.; in Old French only "small bench"), from Old Italian banchetto, diminutive of banco "bench;" originally a snack eaten on a bench (rather than at table), hence "a slight repast between meals;" the meaning has entirely reversed. As a verb from 1510s.