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  1. (noun) A large, elaborately prepared meal, usually for many persons and often accompanied by entertainment; a banquet.
  2. (noun) A meal that is well prepared and abundantly enjoyed.
  3. (noun) A periodic religious festival commemorating an event or honoring a god or saint.
  4. (noun) Something giving great pleasure or satisfaction: a book that is a veritable feast for the mind.
  5. (verb-transitive) To give a feast for; entertain or feed sumptuously: feasted the guests on venison.
  6. (verb-intransitive) To partake of a feast; eat heartily.
  7. (verb-intransitive) To experience something with gratification or delight: feasted on the view.
  8. (idiom) feast (one's) eyes on To be delighted or gratified by the sight of: We feasted our eyes on the paintings.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. "This is what I call the feast and flow," said Mr Pitskiver; while Mr - Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 55, No. 342, April, 1844
  2. She dined publicly in state; a procession of the municipal magistrates presented her a sample of the wines of the district; and, as she tasted the luscious offering, the coopers celebrated what they called a feast of Bacchus, waving their hoops as they danced round the room in grotesque figures. - The Life of Marie Antoinette
  3. Spirit of God, in holy eucharistical ordinances, are the marriage-feast; and the whole collective body of all those who partake of this feast is the bride, the Lamb's wife; they eat into one body, and drink into one Spirit, and are not mere spectators or guests, but coalesce into the espoused party, the mystical body of Christ. - Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation)
  4. The day of a feast is a day of slaughter, or sacrifice, Jam.v. 5. - Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John)
  5. But if we take notice how Christ was received into Jerusalem five days before the Passover, with those very rites and solemnities that were used at the feast of Tabernacles, viz. "with branches of palms," &c. chapter 12: 13, these words may seem to relate to that time; and so the word feast might not denote the individual feast that was now instant, but the kind of feast, or festival-time. - From the Talmud and Hebraica

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