Adjective "feted" definition and examples

(Feted may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/feɪt/

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Definitions and examples

noun

A public function, typically held outdoors and organized to raise funds for a charity, including entertainment and the sale of goods and refreshments.
  1. 'A special tribute was paid to Paul O'Toole, John Whelan and the Dove House Group for their work in preparing the hospital grounds for the fête.'
  2. 'Sarah Gaventa, who organises the V&A's annual fête, says it is thanks to these artists that many British industries still exist.'
  3. 'With my other half back from a gruelling tour of South Africa, not unlike Victoria's husband a few weeks earlier, we were ready for the beach, although there was a tempting offer to open a school fête in West London which almost held us back.'
  4. 'It may be that the unnamed camellia you recently purchased at a school fête has just produced its first perfect blossom.'
  5. 'The fête raised more than £1,600 for books for the new library.'
  6. 'The headteacher has banned homemade cakes from sale at fund-raising stalls and fêtes because of health risk fears.'
  7. 'The fête, organised by the Little Island Residents' Association, raised £230 towards the provision of sheds for the families who live in the former old hospital buildings.'
  8. 'In lotteries incidental to exempt entertainment - for example those conducted at a school fête - the proceeds must be used for the benefit of any deserving section of the public.'
  9. 'The ensemble is dressed all in red, dancing in pairs as though at a popular fête.'
  10. 'Organizers expect upward of 300,000 visitors; the spectacular 10-day fête includes arts festivals, workshops, a Mardi Gras parade, and sports, health and youth events.'
  11. 'Plácido Domingo persuades the Met to revive Sly, an opera rarely seen since 1927 (then he doesn't really deliver); New York Festival of Song throws a splendid fête.'
  12. 'This garlic bouillon was classically made the day after a fête, being excellent for hangovers as well as soothing for convalescents.'
  13. 'The following year the ‘Marseillaise’ was adopted as the national anthem, and the 14 July as a national fête, to join the tricolor as the national flag.'
  14. 'It has been a difficult thing, arranging this fête.'
  15. 'She plays Anne de Montausier, who arrives with King Louis XIV's court for a three-day fête.'

verb

Honour or entertain (someone) lavishly.
  1. 'Also leading the field is Chris van der Kuyl, who has been fêted as one of Scotland's leading young entrepreneurs.'
  2. 'But all this was only a prelude: the true celebration came Saturday night, when forty or so of my parents' friends joined us to fête David and Carée's engagement.'
  3. 'After the UN meeting the African leaders were fêted by US businessmen.'
  4. 'His first volume of poems, the Kilmarnock Edition of 1786, aroused great enthusiasm and he was fêted in Edinburgh social circles.'
  5. 'Each of the boys was awarded the Purple Heart for gallantry and their parents were fêted by President Franklin D. Roosevelt at the White House.'
  6. 'The last suicide in the novel is not Anna's: it is that of a man, already being fêted as a hero by many, who wants to kill and die in the same breath.'
  7. 'What made things worse for Williamson was that the British Olympic Association had fêted her as a gold medal prospect.'
  8. 'Yusuf was still fêted by the fashion writers - even though womenswear had been a commercial disaster.'
  9. 'But don't overdo the liqueurs - there are likely to be numerous toasts as the bard is fêted late into the night.'
  10. 'It's the usual story: we are fêted as heroines when we land at Edinburgh airport and then, within a few days, folk have forgotten our names.'

More definitions

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.

More examples(as adjective)

"places can be feted by crowds."

"people can be feted in/at/on weeks."

"pauls can be feted on stages."

"pauls can be feted on screens."

"himselfs can be feted by meccas."

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Origin

(fete)Late Middle English (in the sense ‘festival, fair’): from French, from Old French feste (see feast).