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English Dictionary: festival by the DICT Development Group
3 results for festival
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a day or period of time set aside for feasting and celebration
  2. an organized series of acts and performances (usually in one place); "a drama festival"
    Synonym(s): festival, fete
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Festival \Fes"ti*val\, a. [OF. festival, fr. L. festivum festive
      jollity, fr. festivus festive, gay. See {Festive}.]
      Pertaining to a fest; festive; festal; appropriate to a
      festival; joyous; mirthful.
               I cannot woo in festival terms.               --Shak.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Festi-val \Fes"ti-val\, n.
      A time of feasting or celebration; an anniversary day of joy,
      civil or religious.
               The morning trumpets festival proclaimed. --Milton.
      Syn: Feast; banquet; carousal. See {Feast}.
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