dinner

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noun, often attributive din·ner \ ˈdi-nər \

Definition of dinner

1 a :the principal meal of the day
  • having dinner at five o'clock
b :a formal feast or banquet
  • held a dinner in her honor
3 :the food prepared for a dinner
  • eat your dinner
4 :a packaged meal usually for quick preparation
  • warmed up a frozen dinner

dinnerless

play \-ləs\ adjective

Examples of dinner in a Sentence

  1. We had many pleasant dinners together.

  2. We're planning to ask them to dinner soon.

  3. Two hundred people attended his retirement dinner.

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Origin and Etymology of dinner

Middle English diner, from Anglo-French disner, diner meal, from disner to dine



DINNER Defined for English Language Learners

dinner

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Definition of dinner for English Language Learners

  • : 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


DINNER Defined for Kids

dinner

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noun din·ner \ ˈdi-nər \

Definition of dinner for Students

1 :the main meal of the day
2 :a usually large formal event at which a meal is served


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