–Happy Thanksgiving!– Word of the Day: Feast

feast / ˈfēst

 

noun

 

  1. a large, abundant meal; banquet

Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast.

William Shakespeare, 1564-1616

 

  1. something that provides great enjoyment

The heart at rest sees a feast in everything.

Indian Proverb

 

  1. a religious observance in honor of a deity, person, or event

For many people, the big feast of the year is Christmas, but for Christians, the truly great feast is Easter.

Robert Barron, 1959-

 

verb

 

  1. to partake in a large meal

Strange to see how a good dinner and feasting reconciles everybody.

Samuel Pepys, 1633-1703

 

  1. to delight in something

Imagination has the right to feast in the shade of the tree that it turns into a forest.

Karl Kraus, 1874-1936