Pronunciation: (bang'kwit), [key]
—n., v., -quet•ed, -quet•ing.
1. a lavish meal; feast.
2. a ceremonious public dinner, esp. one honoring a person, benefiting a charity, etc.
to entertain or regale with a banquet: They banqueted the visiting prime minister in grand style.
to have or attend a banquet; feast: They banqueted on pheasant, wild boar, and three kinds of fish.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.