from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A meal shared among early Christians as a symbol of love.
- n. A similar symbolic meal among certain modern Christian sects.
- n. A gathering intended to promote goodwill among the participants.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a symbolic meal eaten to celebrate brotherly love, particularly one practiced by early Christians celebrating agape.
- n. a banquet or gathering to promote goodwill among the participants.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a religious festival, held quarterly by some religious denominations, as the Moravians and Methodists, in imitation of the agapæ of the early Christians.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Among the primitive Christians, a meal eaten in token of brotherly love and charity, originally in connection with the holy communion, and having in common with it the name of the Lord's Supper. See agape, 1.
- n. An analogous service held at intervals by some religious denominations, as the Moravians, the Methodists, and some German Baptists.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a religious meal shared as a sign of love and fellowship
- n. a social gathering intended to create goodwill among the participants
love + feast. (Wiktionary)