dinner

noun, often attributive
din·​ner | \ ˈdi-nər How to pronounce dinner (audio) \

Definition of dinner

1a : 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

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Other Words from dinner

dinnerless \ ˈdi-​nər-​ləs How to pronounce dinnerless (audio) \ adjective

Synonyms for dinner

Synonyms

banquet, feast, feed, regale, spread

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Examples of dinner in a Sentence

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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For women of reproductive age, the season once associated with the beach, rooftops, and weekend trips has been overrun with bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners, and wedding ceremonies. Samantha Leac, Glamour, "20 Percent of Americans Have Gone Into Debt From Attending a Wedding," 8 May 2019 Initially, Owens had merely suggested using Cash’s music in the show, but after meeting the rapper in Paris for dinner, the designer invited Cash to walk in it. Vogue, "Rick Owens and Estonian Rapper Tommy Cash Stage a Wonderfully Weird Exhibition," 3 May 2019 Natalia Dyer is in a pink and white confection of a room at the Ritz in Paris, getting ready to put on her Prada for a night of dinner, dancing, and jewelry to celebrate the launch of Cartier's new Clash collection. Kerry Pieri, Harper's BAZAAR, "Natalia Dyer Is Living Her Best #RobeLife in Paris in About $100K Worth of Jewels," 19 Apr. 2019 That’s when committee members come back for a sit-down dinner, and the excitement rises. Jeremy Kinser, Town & Country, "Is This Star-Studded LACMA Party the Art World's American Idol?," 17 Mar. 2019 Later in the ep, Josie and Archie get dinner with their parents, and Archie gets to learn a little more about the songstress (her real name is Josephine, guys!). Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "11 Signs that "Riverdale"'s Josie and Archie Have Been Into Each Other All Along," 31 Jan. 2019 The mother and her daughters were still in pajamas, making a coffee run and preparing for their Sunday dinner, when the shooter drove up and open fired, CNN reported. Jameelah Nasheed, Teen Vogue, "A Gunman Opened Fire on a Black Family, Killing 7-Year-Old Jazmine Barnes," 2 Jan. 2019 Lifestyle 15 Slides Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are about to become so much simpler. Allure, "We Tried 15 Meal-Kit Delivery Services to Find the Best Ones," 22 Mar. 2019 Terrain's greenhouse cafe serves brunch, lunch, and dinner, with menus that change seasonally. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "Terrain's Westport Store Is Basically Plant Heaven," 18 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of dinner

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for dinner

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

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More Definitions for dinner

dinner

noun

English Language Learners Definition of dinner

: 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

noun
din·​ner | \ ˈdi-nər How to pronounce dinner (audio) \

Kids Definition of dinner

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

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