[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.
[fet-uh-ree-tuh] /ˌfɛt əˈri tə/ noun 1. a grain sorghum cultivated for grain and forage.
[fee-shuh l] /ˈfi ʃəl/ adjective 1. concerned with declarations of war and treaties of peace: fetial law. /ˈfiːʃəl/ noun (pl) fetiales (ˌfiːʃɪˈeɪliːz) 1. (in ancient Rome) any of the 20 priestly heralds involved in declarations of war and in peace negotiations adjective 2. of or relating to the fetiales 3. a less common word for […]
[fet-ish, fee-tish] /ˈfɛt ɪʃ, ˈfi tɪʃ/ noun 1. an object regarded with awe as being the embodiment or habitation of a potent spirit or as having magical potency. 2. any object, idea, etc., eliciting unquestioning reverence, respect, or devotion: to make a fetish of high grades. 3. Psychology. any object or nongenital part of the […]
[fet-i-shiz-uh m, fee-ti-] /ˈfɛt ɪˌʃɪz əm, ˈfi tɪ-/ noun 1. belief in or use of . 2. Psychiatry. the compulsive use of some object, or part of the body, as a stimulus in the course of attaining sexual gratification, as a shoe, a lock of hair, or underclothes. 3. blind devotion: a fetishism of sacrifice […]