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supper

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noun sup·per \ˈsə-pər\

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of supper

  1. 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. 2 :  the food served as a supper <eat your supper>

  3. 3 :  a light meal served late in the evening

Examples of supper in a sentence

  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

Rhymes with supper


SUPPER Defined for Kids

supper

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noun sup·per \ˈsə-pər\

Definition of supper for Students

  1. 1 :  the evening meal especially when dinner is eaten at midday

  2. 2 :  refreshments served late in the evening especially at a social gathering





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