fete

[feyt, fet]
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] .


Origin:
1745–55; < French fête, earlier feste feast

unfeted, adjective

fate, fete (see synonym study at fate).
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fête or fete (feɪt)
 
n
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.  informal (Caribbean) an organized group entertainment, esp a party or a dance
 
vb
4.  (tr) to honour or entertain with or as if with a fête: the author was fêted by his publishers
5.  informal (Caribbean) (intr) to join in a fête
 
[C18: from French: feast]
 
fete or fete
 
n
 
vb
 
[C18: from French: feast]

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fete
1754, from Fr. fête "festival, feast," from O.Fr. feste (see feast). First used in Eng. by Horace Walpole (1717-97). The verb is from 1819. Related: Feted; fetes
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Example sentences
Now would seem a good time for finance to fete its own flops, too.
Since you are omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent it won't cripple your preparations to the fete.
After several years of ups and downs, the pop diva is back on top of her game, and the network will fete her.
But above all, this midday fete is engineered to give the movie's star one final turn in the spotlight.
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