Definition of dinner
- having dinner at five o'clock
- held a dinner in her honor
- eat your dinner
- warmed up a frozen dinner
We had many pleasant dinners together.
We're planning to ask them to dinner soon.
Two hundred people attended his retirement dinner.
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First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
: the main meal of the day
: a usually large formal event at which dinner is eaten
: a cooked and packaged meal that usually only needs to be heated before it is eaten
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