love feast
noun Date: 1580 1. a meal eaten in common by a Christian congregation in token of brotherly love 2. a gathering held to promote reconciliation and good feeling or show someone affectionate honor

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  • Love feast — Love Love (l[u^]v), n. [OE. love, luve, AS. lufe, lufu; akin to E. lief, believe, L. lubet, libet, it pleases, Skr. lubh to be lustful. See {Lief}.] 1. A feeling of strong attachment induced by that which delights or commands admiration; pre[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • love feast — love′ feast n. 1) rel a meal eaten together in token of brotherly love and charity 2) a gathering to promote good feeling …   From formal English to slang

  • love feast — n. 1. a) among the early Christians, a meal eaten together as a symbol of brotherhood b) a modern gathering imitating this ☆ 2. any gathering characterized by friendliness and good feeling …   English World dictionary

  • love feast — noun 1. a social gathering intended to create goodwill among the participants • Hypernyms: ↑social gathering, ↑social affair 2. a religious meal shared as a sign of love and fellowship • Syn: ↑agape • Hypernyms: ↑religious ceremony …   Useful english dictionary

  • love feast — The meal which preceded the Eucharist, called in Greek an agape, which means literally ‘self giving love’. These meals, mentioned in Jude 12, and possibly 1 Cor. 11:17 ff., were continued in the early Church (cf. Acts 20:7 ff.) in the evening of… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • love feast — noun a feast in token of fellowship among early Christians …   English new terms dictionary

  • love feast — 1. (among the early Christians) a meal eaten in token of brotherly love and charity; agape. 2. a rite in imitation of this, practiced by a number of modern denominations; a fellowship meal. 3. a banquet or gathering of persons to promote good… …   Universalium

  • love feast — noun a) a symbolic meal eaten to celebrate brotherly love, particularly one practiced by early Christians celebrating agape. b) a banquet or gathering to promote goodwill among the participants …   Wiktionary

  • love feast — /ˈlʌv fist/ (say luv feest) noun 1. (among the early Christians) a meal eaten in token of brotherly love and charity. 2. Chiefly US a rite practised by a few denominations such as Mennonites and Dunkers; a fellowship meal. 3. a banquet or… …   Australian English dictionary

  • love feast —  Любви праздник …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

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