Simple Definition of supper
: the evening meal
: a social event especially for raising money that takes place in the evening and includes a meal
: a light meal or snack that is eaten late in the evening
Full Definition of supper
1a : the evening meal especially when dinner is taken at middayb : a social affair featuring a supper; especially : an evening social especially for raising funds <a church supper>
2 : the food served as a supper <eat your supper>
3 : a light meal served late in the evening
Examples of supper in a sentence
I always enjoyed our Sunday night suppers.
It's almost time for supper.
We took a walk after supper.
I had too much wine at supper.
He didn't come home for supper.
Origin of supper
Middle English soper, from Anglo-French super, from super to sup — more at sup
First Known Use: 13th century
SUPPER Defined for Kids
Definition of supper for Students
1 : the evening meal especially when dinner is eaten at midday
2 : refreshments served late in the evening especially at a social gathering
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up supper? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).