Definitions for supperˈsʌp ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sup•perˈsʌp ər(n.)

  1. the evening meal, often the principal meal of the day.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  2. any light evening meal, esp. one taken late in the evening.

  3. an evening social event at which a supper is served to raise money for a church, charity, etc.

Origin of supper:

1225–75; ME sup(p)er < OF souper, n. use of souper to sup1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. supper(noun)

    a light evening meal; served in early evening if dinner is at midday or served late in the evening at bedtime

  2. supper(noun)

    a social gathering where a light evening meal is served

    "her suppers often included celebrities"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. supper(noun)ˈsʌp ər

    the meal you eat last in the day

    a light supper; a story she told at supper


  1. supper(Noun)

    Food consumed before going to bed.

  2. supper(Noun)

    Any meal eaten in the evening; dinner eaten in the evening, rather than at noon.

  3. supper(Noun)

    A drinker, especially one who drinks slowly (i.e., one who sups).

  4. supper(Verb)

    To consume a snack before retiring.

  5. supper(Verb)

    To eat dinner (see above).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Supper(noun)

    a meal taken at the close of the day; the evening meal

  2. Supper(verb)

    to take supper; to sup

  3. Supper(verb)

    to supply with supper


  1. Supper

    Supper is a name for the evening meal in some dialects of English. While often used interchangeably with "dinner" today, supper was traditionally a separate meal. "Dinner" traditionally had been used to refer to the main and most formal meal of the day, which, from the Middle Ages until the 18th century, was most often the midday meal. When the evening meal became the main meal, it was referred to as "dinner", and the lighter midday meal was called "luncheon." The term is derived from the French souper, which is still used for this meal in Canadian French, Swiss French and sometimes in Belgian French. It is related to soup. It is also related to the German word for soup, Suppe..

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'supper' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4484

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'supper' in Nouns Frequency: #2207

Translations for supper

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a meal taken at the end of the day

Would you like some supper?; She has invited me to supper.

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