A young woman about to dine.
An example of dine is going out to dinner in a restaurant.
intransitive verbdined, din′ing
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, 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.