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Definition of feast verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

feast

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//fiːst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fiːst//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they feast
BrE BrE//fiːst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fiːst//
 
he / she / it feasts
BrE BrE//fiːsts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fiːsts//
 
past simple feasted
BrE BrE//ˈfiːstɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfiːstɪd//
 
past participle feasted
BrE BrE//ˈfiːstɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfiːstɪd//
 
-ing form feasting
BrE BrE//ˈfiːstɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfiːstɪŋ//
 
 
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  • [intransitive] feast (on something) to eat a large amount of food, with great enjoyment We sat in the yard feasting on barbecued chicken and beer.
  • Word Origin Middle English: from Old French feste (noun), fester (verb), from Latin festa, neuter plural of festus ‘joyous’. Compare with fete and fiesta.Extra examples Flies were feasting on the rotting flesh. The chief invited the villagers to feast and make merry. They feasted on eggs, bacon, toast and coffee.Idioms
    feast your eyes (on somebody/something)
     
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    to look at somebody/something and get great pleasure
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: feast