[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.
[fee-tip-er-uh s] /fiˈtɪp ər əs/ adjective 1. (of a marsupial) bearing young before they are fully developed. /fɪˈtɪpərəs/ adjective 1. (of marsupials, such as the kangaroo) giving birth to incompletely developed offspring
[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-shahyz] /ˈfɛt ɪˌʃaɪz/ verb (used with object), fetishized, fetishizing. 1. to make a of. /ˈfɛtɪʃˌaɪz/ verb 1. (transitive) to be excessively or irrationally devoted to (an object, activity, etc)
[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 […]