What does the word festival mean?

Usage examples for festival

  1. And so, at that festival, Sir Lancelot had the greatest name of any knight in all the world, and by high and low was he the most honoured of all men. – The Legends Of King Arthur And His Knights by James Knowles
  2. These somewhat ungracious circumstances, however, were not attendant on the festival of this night. – Coningsby by Benjamin Disraeli
  3. The name seems here to be a surname, and if so would be derived most naturally from the festival. – Surnames as a Science by Robert Ferguson