Synonyms for feast
- big feed
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FEAST
All is prepared—the table and the feast— With due appurtenance of clothes and cushions.
But in good time the Lybian pipe warns us that the feast is ready.
He is having a feast of Marennes and he asks me to join him.
The rest will to Dax when the prince starts, which will be before the feast of the Epiphany.
If after I am free a friend of mine gave a feast, and did not invite me to it, I should not mind a bit.
Then Nuflo would rejoice and feast, rewarding them with the skin, bones, and entrails.
But rolling to the feast on the top of the omnibus the Professor lost his high spirits.
At the return of the sun the feast of the Saturnalia was celebrated at Rome.
Men led up the sleek cattle to be slain for the feast of the gods.
They knew all about the feast on the roof, and were of opinion that they ought to have been there.
c.1200, "religious anniversary characterized by rejoicing" (rather than fasting), from Old French feste (12c., Modern French fête) "religious festival; noise, racket," from Vulgar Latin *festa (fem. singular; also source of Italian festa, Spanish fiesta), from Latin festa "holidays, feasts," noun use of neuter plural of festus "festive, joyful, merry," related to feriae "holiday" and fanum "temple," from PIE *dhes- "root of words in religious concepts" [Watkins]. The spelling -ea- was used in Middle English to represent the sound we mis-call "long e." Meaning "abundant meal" (whether public or private) is from late 14c.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FEAST
- beat the drum
- blow off steam
- drink to
- have a ball
- kick up one's heels
- let loose
- live it up
- make merry
- make whoopee
- mark with a red letter
- paint the town red
- raise hell