Definitions for dinnerˈdɪn ər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dinner(noun)

    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"

  2. dinner, dinner party(noun)

    a party of people assembled to have dinner together

    "guests should never be late to a dinner party"

Wiktionary

  1. dinner(Noun)

    The main meal of the day, often eaten in the evening.

  2. dinner(Noun)

    An evening meal.

  3. dinner(Noun)

    A midday meal .

  4. dinner(Noun)

    A meal given to an animal.

    Give the dog its dinner.

  5. dinner(Noun)

    A formal meal for many people eaten for a special occasion.

  6. Origin: From disner, from dis- + ieiuno.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dinner(noun)

    the principal meal of the day, eaten by most people about midday, but by many (especially in cities) at a later hour

  2. Dinner(noun)

    an entertainment; a feast

Freebase

  1. Dinner

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'dinner' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1862

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'dinner' in Written Corpus Frequency: #843

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'dinner' in Nouns Frequency: #702


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