Syn. — Feast; banquet; carousal. See Feast.

(Fes"tive) a. [L. festivus, fr. festum holiday, feast. See feast, and cf. Festivous.] Pertaining to, or becoming, a feast; festal; joyous; gay; mirthful; sportive.Fes"tive*ly, adv.

The glad circle round them yield their souls
To festive mirth and wit that knows no gall.

(Fes*tiv"i*ty) n.; pl. Festivities [L. festivitas: cf. F. festivité.]

1. The condition of being festive; social joy or exhilaration of spirits at an entertaintment; joyfulness; gayety.

The unrestrained festivity of the rustic youth.
Bp. Hurd.

2. A festival; a festive celebration. Sir T. Browne.

(Fes"ti*vous) a. [See Festive.] Pertaining to a feast; festive. [R.] Sir W. Scott.

(Fest"lich) a. [See Feast, n.] Festive; fond of festive occasions. [Obs.] "A festlich man." Chaucer.

(Fes*toon") n. [F. feston prob. fr. L. festum festival. See Feast.]

1. A garland or wreath hanging in a depending curve, used in decoration for festivals, etc.; anything arranged in this way.

2. (Arch. & Sculp.) A carved ornament consisting of flowers, and leaves, intermixed or twisted together, wound with a ribbon, and hanging or depending in a natural curve. See Illust. of Bucranium.

(Fes*toon"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Festooned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Festooning.] To form in festoons, or to adorn with festoons.

(Fes*toon"y) a. Pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling, festoons. Sir J. Herschel.

(Fes*tu*cine) a. [L. festula stalk, straw. Cf. Fescue.] Of a straw color; greenish yellow. [Obs.]

A little insect of a festucine or pale green.
Sir T. Browne.

(Fes"tu*cous) a. Formed or consisting of straw. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.

(Fes"tue) n. [See Fescue.] A straw; a fescue. [Obs.] Holland.

(Fet) n. [Cf. feat, F. fait, and It. fett slice, G. fetzen rag, Icel. fat garment.] A piece. [Obs.] Dryton.

(Fet), v. t. [OE. fetten, feten, AS. fetian; akin to AS. fæt a journey, and to E. foot; cf. G. fassen to seize. &radic 77. See Foot, and cf. Fetch.] To fetch. [Obs.]

And from the other fifty soon the prisoner fet.

(Fet), p. p. of Fette. Fetched. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Fe"tal) a. [From Fetus.] Pertaining to, or connected with, a fetus; as, fetal circulation; fetal membranes.

(Fe*ta"tion) n. The formation of a fetus in the womb; pregnancy.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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