Simple Definition of dine
: to eat dinner : to have the main meal of the day
Full Definition of dine
: to take dinner —often used with on <dine on pasta>
: to give a dinner to <wined her and dined her>
Examples of dine in a sentence
We'll be dining at six o'clock.
She likes to dine at expensive restaurants.
I will be dining alone tonight.
We hope you have an enjoyable dining experience.
Origin and Etymology 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
Definition of dine
First Known Use of dine
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Definition of dine for Students
: to eat dinner <Will you dine with us?>
: to eat at a restaurant
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