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 \ -​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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Recent Examples on the Web

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 Nothing was sloppy in any of his homes: Diptyque candles, the best sheets in the world, and all meals served at tables for lunch and dinner. André Leon Talley, Vogue, "André Leon Talley Remembers Karl Lagerfeld," 19 Feb. 2019 Hart talks with farmers about what the garden offers that day and then plans lunch and dinner. Catherine M. Allchin, The Seattle Times, "Meals at Stowel Lake Farm celebrate its organic vegetable garden, and its intergenerational community," 5 Feb. 2019 But back in the day, butter was the all-purpose spread for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "4 Great Turkey Sandwiches For All Those Thanksgiving Leftovers," 23 Nov. 2018 Getty Images On Thanksgiving dinner tables across America, chances are there’ll be platters of perfect, glistening, garnet rounds, the ridges from the can still visible along their perfect, glistening, garnet sides. Rachel Sugar, Vox, "Canned cranberry sauce, explained," 21 Nov. 2018 Situate antique items around candles and flower arrangements at the dinner table. Elle Decor Editors, ELLE Decor, "20 Halloween Party Ideas So Sophisticated They’ll Scare You," 18 Oct. 2018 According to Timothy Hawking, Hawking's son, this new book pulls together themes Hawking has touched on throughout his career in popular science — not to mention in discussions at the dinner table. Sarah Lewin, Space.com, "Stephen Hawking's Children and Colleagues Discuss Physicist's Final Book, Legacy," 17 Oct. 2018

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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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