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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A joyous feast, holiday, or celebration; a festival.
  • n. The pleasure, joy, and gaiety of a festival or celebration.
  • n. The proceedings or events of a festival.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A festival or similar celebration.
  • n. An experience or expression of celebratory feeling, merriment, gaiety.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The condition of being festive; social joy or exhilaration of spirits at an entertaintment; joyfulness; gayety.
  • n. A festival; a festive celebration.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Feasting, or the condition of joy and gaiety becoming a feast; joyfulness; gaiety; social entertainment with merry-making.
  • n. A festival; a festive event or celebration.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any joyous diversion

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