- Dine is defined as to eat, or entertain people at dinner.
An example of dine is going out to dinner in a restaurant.
A young woman about to dine.
intransitive verbdined, dining
Origin of dineMiddle English dinen ; from Old French disner ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form disjejunare ; from Classical Latin dis-, away + Late Latin jejunare, to fast ; from Classical Latin jejunus, hungry
verbdined dined, din·ing, dines
Origin of dineMiddle English dinen, from Old French diner, disner, from Vulgar Latin *disiūnāre, from *disiēiūnāre : Latin dis-, dis- + Latin iēiūnium, fast.
- (used with a pl. verb) The Navajo people.
- The Navajo language.
Origin of DineNavajo, the people.
(third-person singular simple present dines, present participle dining, simple past and past participle dined)
From Old French disner, from Vulgar Latin *disiūnāre, from disieiūnāre (“to break the fast”), from Late Latin, from dis- + iēiūnō (“to fast”), from Latin ieiūnus.