Banquet vs Dining - What's the difference?

banquet | dining |


As nouns the difference between banquet and dining

is that banquet is a large celebratory meal; a feast while dining is eating dinner as a social function.

As verbs the difference between banquet and dining

is that banquet is to participate in a banquet; to feast while dining is .

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

banquet

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A large celebratory meal; a feast.
  • (archaic) A dessert; a course of sweetmeats.
  • * Massinger
  • We'll dine in the great room, but let the music / And banquet be prepared here.

    Verb

  • To participate in a banquet; to feast.
  • * Milton
  • Were it a draught for Juno when she banquets , I would not taste thy treasonous offer.
  • (obsolete) To have dessert after a feast.
  • * Cavendish
  • Where they did both sup and banquet .
  • To treat with a banquet or sumptuous entertainment of food; to feast.
  • * Coleridge
  • Just in time to banquet / The illustrious company assembled there.
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    dining

    English

    Noun

  • Eating dinner as a social function.
  • * 1869 , The XIX Century (volume 1, page 6)
  • For my own part I preferred to remain with the ship, and I am now glad that I did so, for the welcome we received at Havana; the cheering crowds upon the quay; the friends we met and made; the dinings in and dinings out
  • Entertaining someone to dinner.
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