noun sup·per \ˈsə-pər\

: 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

a :  the evening meal especially when dinner is taken at midday
b :  a social affair featuring a supper; especially :  an evening social especially for raising funds <a church supper>
:  the food served as a supper <eat your supper>
:  a light meal served late in the evening

Examples of SUPPER

  1. I always enjoyed our Sunday night suppers.
  2. It's almost time for supper.
  3. We took a walk after supper.
  4. I had too much wine at supper.
  5. 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

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

Rhymes with SUPPER

SUPPER Defined for Kids


noun sup·per \ˈsə-pər\

Definition of SUPPER for Kids

:  the evening meal especially when dinner is eaten at midday
:  refreshments served late in the evening especially at a social gathering


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