[feyt, fet] /feɪt, fɛt/
noun, plural fetes.
a day of celebration; holiday:
The Fourth of July is a great American fete.
a festive celebration or entertainment:
The ball was the greatest fete of the season.
a religious feast or festival:
a fete lasting several days in honor of a saint.
verb (used with object), feted, feting.
to entertain at or honor with a fete:
to fete a visiting celebrity.
a gala, bazaar, or similar entertainment, esp one held outdoors in aid of charity
a feast day or holiday, esp one of religious significance
(Caribbean, informal) an organized group entertainment, esp a party or a dance
(transitive) to honour or entertain with or as if with a fête: the author was fêted by his publishers
(intransitive) (Caribbean, informal) to join in a fête
1754, from French fête “festival, feast,” from Old French feste (see feast). Apparently first used in English by Horace Walpole (1717-1797).
1819, from fete (n.). Related: Feted; fetes; feting.
- Fete champetre
[fet shahn-pe-truh] /fɛt ʃɑ̃ˈpɛ trə/ noun, plural fêtes champêtres [fet shahn-pe-truh] /fɛt ʃɑ̃ˈpɛ trə/ (Show IPA). French. 1. an outdoor festival or a garden party. /fɛt ʃɑ̃pɛtrə/ noun (pl) fêtes champêtres (fɛt ʃɑ̃pɛtrə) 1. a garden party, picnic, or similar outdoor entertainment 2. (arts) Also fête galante (fɛt ɡalɑ̃t)
[feyt, fet] /feɪt, fɛt/ noun, plural fetes. 1. a day of celebration; holiday: The Fourth of July is a great American fete. 2. a festive celebration or entertainment: The ball was the greatest fete of the season. 3. a religious feast or festival: a fete lasting several days in honor of a saint. verb (used […]
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