Definitions

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

  • n. A gathering or occasion characterized by a specified activity. Often used in combination: a music fest; a chilifest.

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  • n. A gathering for a specified reason or occasion

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A feast.
  • n. The fist.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An obsolete or dialectal form of fast.
  • n. A Middle English form of fist.
  • n. In German usage, a gathering of many persons to participate in or enjoy some festal performance, as singing, shooting, gymnastic exercises, etc.: as, a sängerfest, schützenfest, turnfest, etc.

Etymologies

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

From German Fest, festival, from Middle High German fest, from Latin fēstum; see feast.

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German Festival ("festival").

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