Dinner definition

dĭnər
The main meal of the day, whether eaten in the evening or about noon.
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A banquet in honor of some person or event.
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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 food prepared for either of these meals.
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A midday meal (in a context in which the evening meal is called supper or tea).
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The main meal of the day, often eaten in the evening.
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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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The chief meal of the day, eaten in the evening or at midday.
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A banquet or formal meal in honor of a 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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A full-course meal served at a fixed price; table d'hôte.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
dinner
Plural:
dinners

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