festive occasion

festive occasion

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  • festive occasion — index ceremony Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • festive occasion — Synonyms and related words: Mardi Gras, Saturnalia, banquet, blowout, carnival, do, fair, feast, festival, festivity, fete, field day, fiesta, gala, gala affair, gala day, great doings, high jinks, jamboree, kermis, party, picnic, waygoose,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • festive, festal — These words refer to a festival or feast, but festive has an added meaning of joyous or merry. That is, a festal occasion may be festive, but not all festive occasions are connected with a feast or festival: Decorations for the dance were… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • festive — fes|tive [ˈfestıv] adj [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: festivus, from festum ceremony of celebration ] 1.) looking or feeling bright and cheerful in a way that seems suitable for celebrating something ▪ The atmosphere was festive and jolly. ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • festive — adjective 1 looking or feeling bright and cheerful in a way that seems suitable for celebrating something: There was a festive atmosphere in the city. | John was obviously in a festive mood. 2 festive occasion a day when you celebrate something… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • festive — adjective Etymology: Latin festivus, from festum Date: 1613 1. of, relating to, or suitable for a feast or festival < a festive occasion > 2. joyful, gay < a festive mood > • festively adverb • festiveness …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • occasion — n. opportunity 1) to have; take an occasion (to do smt.) 2) a propitious occasion 3) an occasion for 4) an occasion to + inf. (I had no occasion to speak with them; there was no occasion for me to tell her) 5) an occasion arises happening event… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • festive — festal, festive Both words are derived from the Latin words festum meaning ‘feast’ and festus meaning ‘joyful’, and mean ‘in the nature of a feast or festival’. Festive is much the more common, and is the one generally chosen when the meaning is… …   Modern English usage

  • occasion — noun 1 time when sth happens ADJECTIVE ▪ countless, many, multiple (esp. AmE), numerous ▪ It was the first of many such occasions. ▪ a few, several …   Collocations dictionary

  • festive — adj. Festive is used with these nouns: ↑atmosphere, ↑celebration, ↑decoration, ↑greeting, ↑meal, ↑mood, ↑occasion, ↑period, ↑season, ↑shopper, ↑spirit, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • Société festive et carnavalesque — ‎ Le scel de levecque de la cyte de pinon, sceau d une société festive du XVe siècle[1] …   Wikipédia en Français


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