American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An autumn festival that usually emphasizes merrymaking and the consumption of beer.
- n. an autumn festival that involves merrymaking and drinking beer
- n. a strong lager made originally in Germany for the Oktoberfest celebration; sweet and copper-colored
- German : Oktober, October (from Latin Octōber; see October) + Fest, festival (from Middle High German vëst, from Latin fēstum, from neuter of fēstus, festive; see dhēs- in Indo-European roots). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The Oktoberfest is only celebrated in one city, and therefore irrelevant to about 95 % of the German population.”
“There are beer fests held, often under the name Oktoberfest Celebration.”
“Oct. 1-11, 2009: "Oktoberfest" -- beer, pretzels and brass band music.”
“Every year we host a little party called the Oktoberfest, which attracts six million people in just two weeks," said Ude.”
“In which German city does the annual beer festival known as the Oktoberfest take place on the Wies'n from the middle of September until the first weekend in October?”
“Everywhere were the signs of the autumn harvest festival known as Oktoberfest, where goods were traded and sold, and food and drink were plentiful.”
“The Oktoberfest is a lot more than just eating and drinking.”
“The popularity and commercialization of the German festival that is called Oktoberfest, has helped to blend these celebrations into one.”
“While it is called Oktoberfest, the festivals usually occur in September, but can last as long as November.”
“As opposed to Oktoberfest, which is in the cold months and largely European,”
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