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

  • n. A festival or feast.
  • n. An elaborate, often outdoor entertainment.
  • n. An elaborate party.
  • transitive v. To celebrate or honor with a festival, a feast, or an elaborate entertainment.
  • transitive v. To pay honor to.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A festival open to the public, the proceeds from which are often given to charity.
  • n. A feast, celebration or carnival.
  • v. To celebrate (a person).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A feat.
  • Feet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A Middle English form of feat.
  • n. A Middle English form of feat.

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

  • n. an elaborate party (often outdoors)
  • n. an organized series of acts and performances (usually in one place)
  • v. have a celebration


French fête, from Old French feste; see feast.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French fête (Wiktionary)



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