Definition of dinner
dinnerlessplay \-ləs\ adjective
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.
Recent Examples of dinner from the Web
Cosby, according to his deposition in her lawsuit, once invited her to a dinner with local college presidents and also took her to Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut to talk career options with an executive.
The new members will be inducted on Dec. 4, 2018, at the National Football Foundation's annual awards dinner.
Cost is $20 for single riders, $30 for couples, $7 for the buffet breakfast and $10 for the dinner buffet for non-riders.
Their informal meeting was followed by a private dinner and two days of formal engagements featuring meetings with business leaders from both countries.
At a private dinner shortly before he was inaugurated, Trump took aim at his incoming vice president and his incoming secretary of state, Rex Tillerson.
Gloria tries to work around the system; Nikki finds herself in a familiar place; Varga comes up with an alternative plan; Emmit goes to dinner.
Several of you pointed to the infamous dinner when former President George H. W. Bush vomited on the lap of Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa, and fainted.
Gary D. Cohn, the director of the National Economic Council, compared the atmosphere to a family dinner with his three daughters, in which all those at the table are confident about their views.
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Origin and Etymology of dinner
Middle English diner, from Anglo-French disner, diner meal, from disner to dine
First Known Use: 13th century
DINNER Defined for English Language Learners
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
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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