A Dictionary of the English Language
                        A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson
        Search Transcribed Entries:

Treat (noun)

View Scan · View Transcription · from page 2092

View Scan · View Transcription · from page 2092

Treat. n.s. [from the verb.]

  1. An entertainment given.

    This is the ceremony of my fate;
    A parting treat, and I'm to die in state.
    Dryden.

    He pretends a great concern for his country, and insight into matters: now such professions, when recommended by a treat, dispose an audience to hear reason. Collier.

    What tender maid but must a victim fall
    For one man's treat, but for another's ball?
    Pope.

  2. Something given at an entertainment.

    Dry figs and grapes, and wrinkled dates were set,
    In canisters t' enlarge the little treat.
    Dryden.

    The King of gods revolving in his mind
    Lycaon's guilt and his inhuman treat.
    Dryden.

Sources: Collier, Jeremy (24) · Dryden, John (788) · Pope, Alexander (393)

Attributes: No attributes defined yet for this entry.

Search for this word in: American Heritage · Cambridge · Dictionary.com · The Free Dictionary · Longman · Merriam-Webster · OneLook · Oxford Dictionaries · Vocabulary.com · Wiktionary · Wordnik

Discuss this entry in the forums.

Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Treat (noun)." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: October 31, 2011. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=7807.


Leave a Reply


Disclaimer:
johnsonsdictionaryonline.com is completely free to use. Johnson's dictionary is in the public domain, but please respect the hours of work put into this site by linking to it or crediting it. This site assumes no liability for its content or for the content of external sites linked to it, and has no warranty or guarantee concerning accuracy or availability.