Definitions for dinnerˈdɪn ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

din•nerˈdɪn ər(n.)

  1. the main meal of the day, eaten in the evening or at midday.

  2. a formal meal in honor of some person or occasion.

  3. Ref: table d'hôte.

Origin of dinner:

1250–1300; ME diner < OF disner (n. use of v.); see dine


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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. dinner(noun)ˈdɪn ər

    a main meal, eaten in the evening

    What are we having for dinner?


  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


  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

Anagrams of dinner

  1. endrin

Translations for dinner

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the main meal of the day eaten usually in the evening

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