Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete A feat.
  • noun plural obsolete Feet.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

[French fête, from Old French feste; see feast.]

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From French fête

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