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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ban"quet
  1. A feast; a sumptuous entertainment of eating and drinking; often, a complimentary or ceremonious feast, followed by speeches.
  2. A dessert; a course of sweetmeats; a sweetmeat or sweetmeats.(Obs)"We'll dine in the great room, but let the music And banquet be prepared here." [Massinger.]

Etymology: F., a feast, prop. a dim. of banc bench; cf. It. banchetto, dim. of banco a bench, counter. See Bank a bench, and cf. Banquette

verb Ban"quet
To treat with a banquet or sumptuous entertainment of food; to feast.
verb Ban"quet
  1. To regale one's self with good eating and drinking; to feast."Were it a draught for Juno when she banquets, I would not taste thy treasonous offer." [Milton.]
  2. To partake of a dessert after a feast.(Obs)"Where they did both sup and banquet." [Cavendish.]
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  1. A meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed ("a banquet for the graduating seniors")
  2. A ceremonial dinner party for many people
  3. Partake in a feast or banquet
  4. Provide a feast or banquet for

From Middle English banket, from Middle French banquet, from Italian banchetto (“light repast between meals, snack eaten on a small bench”, literally “a small bench”), from banco (“bench”), from Lombardic *bank, *panch (“bench”), from Proto-Germanic *bankiz (“bench”). Akin to Old High German bank, banch (“bench”), Old English benc (“bench”). More at bank, bench.

  1. A large celebratory meal; a feast.
  2. (archaic) A dessert; a course of sweetmeats.

banquet was also found in the following language(s): Catalan and French

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Past life for Banquet born Dec 4, 1942

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of New Guinea approximately on 1050. Your profession was medicine man, surgeon, and herbalist.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

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