1. To eat sumptuously; to dine or sup on rich provisions, particularly in large companies, and on public festivals. "And his sons went and feasted in their houses." (Job. I. 4)

2. To be highly gratified or delighted. "With my love's picture then my eye doth feast." (Shak)

Origin: OE. Festen, cf. OF. Fester to rest from work, F. Feter to celebrate a holiday. See Feast.

1. To entertain with sumptuous provisions; to treat at the table bountifully; as, he was feasted by the king.

2. To delight; to gratify; as, to feast the soul. "Feast your ears with the music a while." (Shak)

(01 Mar 1998)

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