Simple Definition of dinner
: the main meal of the day
: a usually large formal event at which dinner is eaten
: a cooked and packaged meal that usually only needs to be heated before it is eaten
Examples of dinner in a sentence
We had many pleasant dinners together.
We're planning to ask them to dinner soon.
Two hundred people attended his retirement dinner.
Origin and Etymology of dinner
Middle English diner, from Anglo-French disner, diner meal, from disner to dine
First Known Use: 13th century
DINNER Defined for Kids
Definition of dinner for Students
1 : the main meal of the day
2 : a usually large formal event at which a meal is served
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