any rich or abundant meal:The steak dinner was a feast.
a sumptuous entertainment or meal for many guests:a wedding feast.
something highly agreeable:The Rembrandt exhibition was a feast for the eyes.
Religiona periodical celebration or time of celebration, usually of a religious nature, commemorating an event, person, etc.:Every year, in September, the townspeople have a feast in honor of their patron saint.
to have or partake of a feast; eat sumptuously.
to dwell with gratification or delight, as on a picture or view.
to provide or entertain with a feast.
Idiomsfeast one's eyes, to gaze with great joy, admiration, or relish:to feast one's eyes on the Grand Canyon.
Latin fēsta, neuter plural (taken as feminine singular noun, nominal) of fēstus festal, festive, equivalent. to fēs- (akin to fair2) + -tus adjective, adjectival suffix
Middle English feste 1150–1200
2.See corresponding entry in UnabridgedFeast,banquet imply large social events, with an abundance of food. A feast is a meal with a plenteous supply of food and drink for a large company:to provide a feast for all company employees.A banquet is an elaborate feast for a formal and ceremonious occasion:the main speaker at a banquet.