feast Definition

  • 1a large meal, typically a celebratory one
  • 2an abundant supply of something enjoyable
  • 3participate in a feast or banquet

Using feast: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "feast" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    We had a feast to celebrate our wedding anniversary.

  • Example

    The buffet was a feast for the eyes and the stomach.

  • Example

    The festival is a feast of music, dance, and food.

  • Example

    The garden was a feast of colors and fragrances.

feast Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for feast

Phrases with feast

  • feast one's eyes on

    look at someone or something with great pleasure


    As an art lover, I always feast my eyes on the paintings at the museum.

  • a situation in which there is either an excess or a shortage of something


    In the freelance world, it's often feast or famine - you either have too much work or not enough.

  • a gathering or discussion characterized by intellectual stimulation and lively debate


    The conference was a feast of reason, with experts from different fields sharing their insights and perspectives.

Origins of feast

from Old English 'fæstan', meaning 'to fast'


Summary: feast in Brief

The term 'feast' [fiːst] refers to a large celebratory meal or an abundant supply of something enjoyable. It can also mean to participate in a feast or banquet. Examples include 'We had a feast to celebrate our wedding anniversary.' and 'The festival is a feast of music, dance, and food.' Phrases like 'feast one's eyes on' denote looking at something with great pleasure.

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