What does DINNER mean?

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ˈdɪn ərDINNER

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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.

    Etymology: From disner, from dis- + ieiuno.

  2. dinner(Noun)

    An evening meal.

    Etymology: From disner, from dis- + ieiuno.

  3. dinner(Noun)

    A midday meal .

    Etymology: From disner, from dis- + ieiuno.

  4. dinner(Noun)

    A meal given to an animal.

    Give the dog its dinner.

    Etymology: From disner, from dis- + ieiuno.

  5. dinner(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [F. dner, fr. dner to dine. See Dine.]

  2. Dinner(noun)

    an entertainment; a feast

    Etymology: [F. dner, fr. dner to dine. See Dine.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dinner

    din′ėr, n. the chief meal of the day: a feast.—ns. Dinnerette′, a little dinner; Dinn′er-hour.—adj. Dinn′erless.—ns. Dinn′er-tā′ble; Dinn′er-time; Dinn′er-wag′on, a set of light movable shelves for a dining-room. [O. Fr. disner, prop. breakfast. See Dine.]

Editors Contribution

  1. dinner

    A moderate amount of food.

    Dinner for our family is a moderate amount of food.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 28, 2020  

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

How to pronounce DINNER?

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How to say DINNER in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of DINNER in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of DINNER in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of DINNER in a Sentence

  1. Michelle Mains:

    Being present can happen over a candlelight dinner for two, or in a crowd of 1,000 people at a holiday concert, use self-awareness to determine how you are happiest. When you enjoy what you are doing, you will naturally and enthusiastically connect with other people.

  2. Jon Karl:

    The dinner has a serious message, but we also believe it is as important as ever to be able to laugh at ourselves, as well as at the people we cover, id argue that humor is more important now than ever.

  3. Cameron Janes:

    Customers on their way home, customers by their home, what they want is groceries, they want what's for dinner tonight.

  4. Samantha Markle:

    The Disney move would have been fine if initiated after leaving royal roles but seems inappropriate prematurely, and, disrespectful of royal protocol. Its like cheating on a spouse and giving a phone number for a dinner date before being divorced.

  5. Donald Trump:

    A large group of Hollywood actors and Washington media are consoling each other in a hotel ballroom in our nation's capital right now, they are gathered together for the White House correspondents' dinner without the President.Read More.

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