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dine

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verb, \ˈdīn\

Simple Definition of dine

  • : to eat dinner : to have the main meal of the day

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of dine

dineddining

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to take dinner —often used with on <dine on pasta>

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to give a dinner to <wined her and dined her>

Examples of dine in a sentence

  1. We'll be dining at six o'clock.

  2. She likes to dine at expensive restaurants.

  3. I will be dining alone tonight.

  4. We hope you have an enjoyable dining experience.



Origin of dine

Middle English, from Anglo-French disner, diner to eat, have a meal, from Vulgar Latin *disjejunare to break one's fast, from Latin dis- + Late Latin jejunare to fast, from Latin jejunus fasting


First Known Use: 13th century


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dine

noun

Definition of dine

Scottish

  1. :  dinner



15th Century

First Known Use of dine

15th century



DINE Defined for Kids

dine

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verb \ˈdīn\

Definition of dine for Students

dineddining

  1. :  to eat dinner <Will you dine with us?>

dine out
  1. :  to eat at a restaurant





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