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dine

verb \ ˈdīn \

Definition of dine

dined; dining
intransitive verb
:to take dinner often used with on
  • dine on pasta
transitive verb
:to give a dinner to
  • wined her and dined her

Examples of dine in a Sentence

  1. We'll be dining at six o'clock.

  2. She likes to dine at expensive restaurants.

  3. I will be dining alone tonight.

  4. We hope you have an enjoyable dining experience.

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Origin and Etymology of dine

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

dine Synonyms

Synonyms
eat, fare, feed, partake, refresh, victual, break bread
Related Words
banquet, feast, repast; chow (down), dig in; glut, gorge, gormandize, overeat, overfeed, pig out; graze, nibble, nosh, pick, snack; board, mess, dine out; breakfast, lunch, sup; picnic
Near Antonyms
diet, fast

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dine

noun

Definition of dine

Scotland

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First Known Use of dine

15th century



DINE Defined for English Language Learners

dine

verb

Definition of dine for English Language Learners

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


DINE Defined for Kids

dine

verb \ ˈdīn \

Definition of dine for Students

dined; dining
:to eat dinner
  • Will you dine with us?
dine out
:to eat at a restaurant


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