A small carnival held as a fund-raiser for a school, nursing home or other community group. At a fete, you might see pony rides, people selling fairy floss, clowns, and other entertainment.

French for party. Instead of saying Happy Birthday, they say Bonne Fete, which means more or less Have a Good Celebration.

Fete (?), n. [See feat.]

A feat.

[Obs.]

Chaucer.

 

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Fete, n. pl. [See Foot.]

Feet.

[Obs.]

Chaucer.

 

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Fete (?), n. [F. See Feast.]

A festival.

Fete champetre () [F.], a festival or entertainment in the open air; a rural festival.

 

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Fete (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Feted; p. pr. & vb. n. Feting.] [Cf. F. feter.]

To feast; to honor with a festival.

 

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