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fete

[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 with object), feted, feting.
4.
to entertain at or honor with a fete:
to fete a visiting celebrity.
Also, fête
[feyt, fet; French fet] /feɪt, fɛt; French fɛt/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1745-1755
1745-55; < French fête, earlier feste feast
Related forms
unfeted, adjective
Can be confused
fate, fete (see synonym study at fate)
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British Dictionary definitions for fête

fête

/feɪt/
noun
1.
a gala, bazaar, or similar entertainment, esp one held outdoors in aid of charity
2.
a feast day or holiday, esp one of religious significance
3.
(Caribbean, informal) an organized group entertainment, esp a party or a dance
verb
4.
(transitive) to honour or entertain with or as if with a fête: the author was fêted by his publishers
5.
(intransitive) (Caribbean, informal) to join in a fête
Word Origin
C18: from French: feast
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Word Origin and History for fête

fete

n.

1754, from French fête "festival, feast," from Old French feste (see feast). Apparently first used in English by Horace Walpole (1717-1797).

v.

1819, from fete (n.). Related: Feted; fetes; feting.

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