Definitions for dinnerˈdɪn ər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the main meal of the day, eaten in the evening or at midday.
a formal meal in honor of some person or occasion.
Ref: table d'hôte.
Origin of dinner:
1250–1300; ME diner < OF disner (n. use of v.); see dine
the main meal of the day served in the evening or at midday
"dinner will be at 8"; "on Sundays they had a large dinner when they returned from church"
dinner, dinner party(noun)
a party of people assembled to have dinner together
"guests should never be late to a dinner party"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a main meal, eaten in the evening
What are we having for dinner?
The main meal of the day, often eaten in the evening.
An evening meal.
A midday meal .
A meal given to an animal.
Give the dog its dinner.
A formal meal for many people eaten for a special occasion.
Origin: From disner, from dis- + ieiuno.
the principal meal of the day, eaten by most people about midday, but by many (especially in cities) at a later hour
an entertainment; a feast
Dinner is a word used with different, overlapping meanings; it is often the name given to the main meal of the day, or sometimes to the noon, early afternoon or evening meal, regardless of its relative size. Depending upon culture, dinner may actually be the first, second, third or fourth meal of the day. Historically, it referred to the first meal of the day, eaten around noon, and is still occasionally used for a noontime meal, if it is a large or main meal; the meaning as the evening meal is becoming increasingly common in the English-speaking world.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'dinner' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1862
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'dinner' in Written Corpus Frequency: #843
Rank popularity for the word 'dinner' in Nouns Frequency: #702
Translations for dinner
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the main meal of the day eaten usually in the evening
Is it time for dinner yet?
- الوَجْبَه الرَّئيسيَّهArabic
- jantarPortuguese (BR)
- hlavní jídlo dne (večeře, oběd)Czech
- die HauptmahlzeitGerman
- (κύριο) γεύμαGreek
- comida, cenaSpanish
- شام؛ ناهارFarsi
- אֲרוּחָה עִיקָרִיתHebrew
- रात का भोजनHindi
- glavni obrok dana ručak ili večeraCroatian
- makan malamIndonesian
- kvöldverður (eða miðdegisverður)Icelandic
- makan malamMalay
- شام؛ ناهارPersian
- دما ښام ډوډۍ، رسمى مېلمستياPashto
- obed, večerjaSlovenian
- akşam yemeğiTurkish
- 晚餐Chinese (Trad.)
- دن کا اہم کھانا جو عموما شام میں کھایا جاتا ہےUrdu
- bữa tốiVietnamese
- 正餐Chinese (Simp.)
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