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1dine

verb \ˈdīn\

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

dineddin·ing

Full Definition of DINE

intransitive verb
:  to take dinner —often used with on <dine on pasta>
transitive verb
:  to give a dinner to <wined her and dined her>

Examples of DINE

  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

2dine

noun

Definition of DINE

Scottish
:  dinner

First Known Use of DINE

15th century
DINE Defined for Kids

dine

verb \ˈdīn\
dineddin·ing

Definition of DINE for Kids

:  to eat dinner <Will you dine with us?>
dine out
:  to eat at a restaurant

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