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fete definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: an elaborate party (often outdoors) [syn: fete, feast, fiesta]
2: an organized series of acts and performances (usually in one place); "a drama festival" [syn: festival, fete] v
1: have a celebration; "They were feting the patriarch of the family"; "After the exam, the students were celebrating" [syn: celebrate, fete]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun or fête Etymology: Middle English fete, from Middle French, from Old French feste — more at feast Date: 15th century 1. festival 2. a. a lavish often outdoor entertainment b. a large elaborate party II. transitive verb or fête (feted or fêted; feting or fêting) Date: 1814 1. to honor or commemorate with a fete 2. to pay high honor to

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Fete Fete, n. [See feat.] A feat. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Fete Fete, n. pl. [See Foot.] Feet. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Fete F[^e]te, n. [F. See Feast.] A festival. F[^e]te champ[^e]tre[F.], a festival or entertainment in the open air; a rural festival.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Fete F[^e]te, v. t. [imp. & p. p. F[^e]ted; p. pr. & vb. n. F[^e]ting.] [Cf. F. f[^e]ter.] To feast; to honor with a festival.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(fetes, feting, feted) Note: in AM and sometimes in BRIT, use 'fête' 1. A fete is an event that is usually held outdoors and includes competitions, entertainments, and the selling of used and home-made goods. N-COUNT 2. If someone is feted, they are celebrated, welcomed, or admired by the public. Anouska Hempel, the British dress designer, was feted in New York this week at a spectacular dinner... VERB: usu passive, be V-ed

Moby Thesaurus

Mardi Gras, Saturnalia, assemblee, assembly, assignation, at home, ball, banquet, blowout, brawl, carnival, caucus, colloquium, commission, committee, conclave, concourse, congregation, congress, conventicle, convention, convocation, council, dance, date, diet, do, eisteddfod, fair, feast, festival, festive occasion, festivity, field day, fiesta, forgathering, forum, gala, gala affair, gala day, gathering, get-together, great doings, high jinks, housewarming, jamboree, kermis, levee, meet, meeting, panel, party, picnic, plenum, prom, quorum, rally, reception, rendezvous, seance, session, shindig, sit-in, sitting, soiree, symposium, synod, turnout, waygoose, wayzgoose


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