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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That’s not all: The Plesiosaur also seemed to have a recent dinner, and researchers found smaller bones from a third unknown species in its stomach. Rachael Lallensack, Smithsonian, "Here Are 12 Things You Might Miss in the Smithsonian’s New Fossil Hall," 7 June 2019 One Arts Plaza: Featuring a stunning fountain and restaurants with patios (Jorge's and Yolk -- details above), this is a great spot to get breakfast, lunch or dinner. Dallas News, "Dog About Town: Parties in the park and on the patio and more things to do," 7 June 2019 The annual dinner, held from 6-9 p.m. at the Bernardo Winery, will also include installation of board members by District Attorney Summer Stephan, and silent and live auctions. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, "North County Business Briefs, June 6," 6 June 2019 Registration costs $125 and includes golf (from a putting contest to 18 holes played Florida Scramble Style), an electric golf cart, open driving range, refreshments on the course, lunch and dinner, awards, and prizes. Stacey Mckenna, Indianapolis Star, "Support community at the 26th Annual GFC-Carpenter Realtors Golf Classic," 6 June 2019 So choose two days, not back to back, and skip breakfast and lunch or lunch and dinner. Rahul Jandial, Md, Health.com, "The Popular Diet One Neurosurgeon Swears By as a Way to Boost His Brainpower," 5 June 2019 Family dinners, with traditional family recipes, are a great way to share our cultural heritage. Roxanne Wyss, kansascity, "For Olathe cook, these pierogies are a holiday treat. But you can make them any time," 4 June 2019 Guests shopped for clothing and other items, broke the fast together with a lasagna dinner, and sat with a Henna artist who painted designs on their hands. Kristin E. Holmes, https://www.inquirer.com, "Muslims celebrate the end of the holy month of Ramadan," 4 June 2019 The Kitchen now does one seating per night of a five-course, $135-per-person dinner (plus gratuity and drinks). Benjy Egel, sacbee, "The Kitchen becomes Sacramento’s first and only Michelin-starred restaurant," 3 June 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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