dine

verb
\ˈdīn \
dined; dining

Definition of dine 

(Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to take dinner often used with on dine on pasta

transitive verb

: to give a dinner to wined her and dined her

dine

noun

Definition of dine (Entry 2 of 2)

Scotland

: dinner

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Synonyms for dine

Synonyms: Verb

eat, fare, feed, partake, refresh

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Examples of dine in a Sentence

Verb

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.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

There’s also the option to dine at their on-site restaurant, where dishes like a rich risotto or homemade pappardelle are blanketed with dark petals. Christina Liao, Vogue, "Why You Should Be Going to Australia for Fresh Black Truffles," 12 July 2018 Guests often like to dine at the noodle bar to watch the action in the open kitchen, said Garcia. Leeanne Griffin, courant.com, "Kaliubon Ramen Sets Its Sights On Top-Notch Noodles In Wethersfield," 4 June 2018 Smith & Wollensky is leasing the former Blue Ginger space in Wellesley, a much smaller venture than the 26,000-square-foot Castle restaurant, where as many as 500 customers can dine at one time across its three floors. BostonGlobe.com, "The week in business," 12 May 2018 Then drink and dine at one of the restaurants and bars in the elegant Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise before heading to your exquisite suite or quiet campground. Sunset, "Banff & Jasper N.P. Itineraries," 22 Jan. 2018 Sign up to be an evaluator and you could get paid to receive spa treatments, dine at restaurants or stay at a hotel. Maria Carter, Woman's Day, "19 Real Ways to Make Money from Home," 22 May 2017 The farmers markets are going on for another several weeks, giving you a chance to dine and stroll and make someone’s day. Lynn Petrak, chicagotribune.com, "Petrak: Craving the dying art of home cooking and baking? You can find it at west suburban farmers markets.," 5 July 2018 That’s the level needed to sustain street retail, which means residents can walk rather than drive to shop or dine. Neal Templin, WSJ, "What Makes Walkable Communities Work," 26 June 2018 If two couples who arrive in separate cars dine together and spend $100 or more, parking for both vehicles will be comped. Jay Jones, latimes.com, "Here's another way to get free parking in Las Vegas. Is it the start of a trend?," 8 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The takeout/dine-in salad-bar and juice restaurant opened its first location in Brookfield Square mall in 2014. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Grassroots Salad Co. opens downtown," 30 Apr. 2018 Every dine-in guestcan grab a buy one, get one free classic barbecue sandwiches (brisket, pulled pork, pulled chicken or burnt ends) from July 5-31. Lauren Delgado, OrlandoSentinel.com, "4 Rivers Smokehouse offering free sandwiches to military, veterans, first responders July 4," 28 June 2018 Local musicians provide country-folk-bluegrass as 100 dine. Mary Bergin, chicagotribune.com, "Chow down on the farm this summer at special dinners in America's Dairyland," 9 July 2018 In other matters, petitioner Javier Paredes received approval to operate a dine-in Mexican restaurant to be called El Poblano at 7600-7602 Broadway, the site of the former Delta restaurant. Karen Caffarini, Post-Tribune, "Merrillville approves plan for Broadway auto repair shop," 26 Apr. 2018 Customers need to mention the Tax Day special, which is available for dine-in or takeout orders. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "Tax relief! Cash in on Tax Day with $1 margaritas, meal deals, free massages and more," 15 Apr. 2018 Every day at Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse in South Beach (305-672-0011), children age 6 and under dine for free. Sally Deneen, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Free kid's meals offered at South Florida restaurants," 12 July 2018 The offer begins at 11 a.m. and runs all day for dine-in service only. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Free sandwiches and specials for Father's Day," 15 June 2018 Reservations for dine-in and take-out should be made in advance by emailing somcong@aol.com or calling 860-749-7741. Courant Community, "Community News For The Enfield Edition," 12 June 2018

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First Known Use of dine

Verb

13th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dine

Verb

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

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The first known use of dine was in the 13th century

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dine

verb

English Language Learners Definition of dine

: to eat dinner : to have the main meal of the day

dine

verb
\ˈdīn \
dined; dining

Kids Definition of dine

: to eat dinner Will you dine with us?

dine out

: to eat at a restaurant

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