Dinner meaning

dĭn'ər
The main meal of the day, often eaten in the evening.
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A midday meal (in a context in which the evening meal is called supper or tea).
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Dinner is defined as the largest meal of the day, often eaten in the evening after you have already had breakfast and lunch.

An example of dinner is when you go out to a restaurant at 7:00 PM and eat a meal.

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The main meal of the day, whether eaten in the evening or about noon.
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A full-course meal served at a fixed price; table d'hôte.
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A banquet in honor of some person or event.
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A complete meal at a set price with no course omitted; table d'hôte.
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An evening meal.
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A meal given to an animal.

Give the dog its dinner.

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A formal meal for many people eaten for a special occasion.
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(uncountable) The food provided or consumed at any such meal.
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Origin of dinner

  • Middle English diner morning meal from Old French disner, diner to dine, morning meal dine
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Old French disner (“lunch”, but originally “breakfast”), from Latin dis- + iēiūnō (“to break the fast”).
    From Wiktionary