Observance vs Feast - What's the difference?
Observance is a synonym of feast.
As nouns the difference between observance and feast
is that observance
is the practice of complying with a law, custom, command or rule while feast
is a very large meal, often of a ceremonial nature.
As a verb feast is
to partake in a , or large meal.
* observaunce (obsolete)
The practice of complying with a law, custom, command or rule
The custom of celebrating a holiday or similar occasion
Observation or the act of watching
(religion) A rule governing a religious order, especially in the Roman Catholic church
From (etyl) feest, feste, fest, from (etyl) feste, from (etyl) festa, plural of .
A very large meal, often of a ceremonial nature.
- We had a feast to celebrate the harvest.
A festival; a holiday; a solemn, or more commonly, a joyous, anniversary.
* Bible, Exodus xiii. 6
- It was a feast for the eyes.
* Bible, Luke ii. 41
- The seventh day shall be a feast to the Lord.
- Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover.
From (etyl) feesten, festen, from (etyl) fester, from , from the noun. See above.
To partake in a , or large meal.
To dwell upon (something) with delight.
- I feasted on turkey and dumplings.
To hold a in honor of (someone).
- With my love's picture then my eye doth feast .
To serve as a feast for; to feed sumptuously.
* Bishop Joseph Hall
- We feasted them after the victory.
- Or once a week, perhaps, for novelty / Reez'd bacon-soords shall feast his family.
* feast one’s eyes