- Inflections of 'banquet' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
- v 3rd person singular
- v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
- v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
- v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ban•quet /ˈbæŋkwɪt/USA pronunciation
n. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- a large, splendid feast.
- a large public dinner, esp. one to honor a person.
ban•quet•er, ban•que•teer /ˌbæŋkwɪˈtɪr/USA pronunciation n. [countable]
- [~ + object] to entertain with a banquet.
(bang′kwit),USA pronunciation n., v., -quet•ed, -quet•ing. n.
- a lavish meal; feast.
- a ceremonious public dinner, esp. one honoring a person, benefiting a charity, etc.
- to entertain or regale with a banquet:They banqueted the visiting prime minister in grand style.
(bang′kwit),USA pronunciation n.
- to have or attend a banquet;
feast:They banqueted on pheasant, wild boar, and three kinds of fish.
- Middle French
- Italian banchetto (banc(o) table (see bank2) + -etto -et); replacing late Middle English banket
- Middle French
- 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged See feast.
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
banquet /ˈbæŋkwɪt/ n
vb ( -quets, -queting, -queted)
- a lavish and sumptuous meal; feast
- a ceremonial meal for many people, often followed by speeches
Etymology: 15th Century: from Old French, from Italian banchetto, from banco a table, of Germanic origin; see bank1ˈbanqueter n
- (intransitive) to hold or take part in a banquet
- (transitive) to entertain or honour (a person) with a banquet
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