WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
ban•quet /ˈbæŋkwɪt/USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a large, splendid feast.
  2. a large public dinner, esp. one to honor a person.

  • [+ object] to entertain with a banquet.
  • ban•quet•er,ban•que•teer/ˌbæŋkwɪˈtɪr/USA pronunciationn. [countable]

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    banquet /ˈbæŋkwɪt/ n
    1. a lavish and sumptuous meal; feast
    2. a ceremonial meal for many people, often followed by speeches
    vb ( -quets, -queting, -queted)
    1. (intransitive) to hold or take part in a banquet
    2. (transitive) to entertain or honour (a person) with a banquet
    Etymology: 15th Century: from Old French, from Italian banchetto, from banco a table, of Germanic origin; see bank1

    ˈbanqueter n

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