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
There are plenty of people with royal wedding hangovers this morning, and
  perhaps none more than the feted couple themselves.
The flight was feted by inaugural ceremonies in both cities.
Central bankers once lionised for mastering inflation and the business cycle
  are feted no longer.
Conversely, he scorns feted technologies that do not earn their keep.
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