Definitions for supperˈsʌp ər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the evening meal, often the principal meal of the day.
Category: Common Vocabulary
any light evening meal, esp. one taken late in the evening.
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
a light evening meal; served in early evening if dinner is at midday or served late in the evening at bedtime
a social gathering where a light evening meal is served
"her suppers often included celebrities"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the meal you eat last in the day
a light supper; a story she told at supper
Food consumed before going to bed.
Any meal eaten in the evening; dinner eaten in the evening, rather than at noon.
A drinker, especially one who drinks slowly (i.e., one who sups).
To consume a snack before retiring.
To eat dinner (see above).
a meal taken at the close of the day; the evening meal
to take supper; to sup
to supply with 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..
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'supper' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4484
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.
- jantarPortuguese (BR)
- das AbendessenGerman
- रात्रि भोजनHindi
- makan malamIndonesian
- makan lewat malamMalay
- kveldsmat, aftens; sein middagNorwegian
- ماښام ډوډیPashto
- อาหารมื้อสุดท้ายของวัน ; อาหารค่ำThai
- akşam yemeğiTurkish
- 晚飯Chinese (Trad.)
- شام یا رات کا کھاناUrdu
- bữa ăn muộn vào buổi tốiVietnamese
- 晚饭Chinese (Simp.)
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