What does diner mean?
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a person eating a meal (especially in a restaurant)
dining car, diner, dining compartment, buffet carnoun
a passenger car where food is served in transit
a restaurant that resembles a dining car
Agent noun of dine; one who dines; one who eats a meal, especially dinner.
When it comes to Chinese food I have always operated under the policy that the less known about the preparation the better. A wise diner who is invited to visit the kitchen replies by saying, as politely as possible, that he has a pressing engagement elsewhere. uE000115112uE001Calvin Trillin
A small and inexpensive type of restaurant which is modelled to resemble a dining car.
A railroad dining car.
The diner is everybody's kitchen. uE000115113uE001Richard Gutman
A diner is a small, inexpensive restaurant found across the United States, as well as in Canada and parts of Western Europe. Diners offer a wide range of foods, mostly American cuisine, a casual atmosphere, and, characteristically, a combination of booths served by a waitstaff and a long sit-down counter with direct service, in the smallest simply by a cook. Many diners have extended hours, and some along highways and areas with significant shift work stay open for 24 hours. Considered quintessentially American, many diners share an archetypal exterior form. Some of the earliest were converted rail cars, retaining their streamlined structure and interior fittings. From the 1920s to the 1940s, diners, by then commonly known as "lunch cars", were usually prefabricated in factories, like modern mobile homes, and delivered on site with only the utilities needing to be connected. As a result, many early diners were typically small and narrow to fit onto a rail car or truck. This small footprint also allowed them to be fitted into tiny and relatively inexpensive lots that otherwise were unable to support a larger enterprise. Diners were historically small businesses operated by the owner, with some presence of restaurant chains evolving over time. Diners typically serve staples of American cuisine such as hamburgers, french fries, club sandwiches, and other simple, quickly cooked, and inexpensive fare, such as meatloaf or steak. Much of the food is grilled, as early diners were based around a gas-fueled flattop grill. Coffee is a diner staple. Diners often serve milkshakes and desserts such as pies, cake or ice cream. Comfort food cuisine draws heavily from, and is deeply rooted in, traditional diner fare. Along with greasy spoon menu items, many diners will serve regional cuisine as well, such as clam chowder in New England and tacos in California.Classic American diners often have an exterior layer of stainless steel siding—a feature unique to diner architecture. In some cases, diners share nostalgic, retro-style features also found in some restored drive-ins and old movie theatres.
one who dines
A diner is a prefabricated restaurant building characteristic of North America, especially in the Midwest, in New York City, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and in other areas of the Northeastern United States, although examples can be found throughout the United States, Canada and parts of Western Europe. Some people apply the term not only to the prefabricated structures, but also to restaurants that serve cuisine similar to traditional diner cuisine even if they are located in more traditional types of buildings. Diners are characterized by offering a wide range of foods, mostly American, a casual atmosphere, a counter, and late operating hours. "Classic American Diners" are often characterized by an exterior layer of stainless steel—a feature unique to diner architecture. In recent years, Denny's has re-branded many of its locations as Denny's Diner and has used nostalgic decor as a theme for these locations.
Dinner vs. Diner -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Dinner and Diner.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Diner is ranked #63218 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Diner surname appeared 316 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Diner.
93.6% or 296 total occurrences were White.
4.1% or 13 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
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The numerical value of diner in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of diner in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of diner in a Sentence
Given the scenario that if someone had walked into that diner and began to fire a weapon, I told them I would be able to defend myself and them as well.
When you go to a diner or a coffee shop, you'd be surprised how often patrons will offer you a doughnut, a piece of pie, something that is deep-fried, has sugar on it, at the Iowa State Fair, everything is deep-fried and on a stick. It's hard to resist.
Rarely does a man wear a suit to a diner in the middle of a workday without politics on his mind.
I love the donors and we thank them, but it has to be that the guys in the barber shop, the lady at the diner, the folks who are worried about whether that plant is going to close, they’ve got to be our focus.
Sitting at the table doesn't make you a diner, unless you eat some of what's on that plate. Being here in America doesn't make you an American. Being born here in America doesn't make you an American.
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- کسی که شام میخوردPersian
- wagon-restaurant, dîneur, café-restaurantFrench
- vagone ristoranteItalian
- 食堂車, ダイナーJapanese
- 食堂車, 식당차Korean
- wagon restauracyjnyPolish
- vagão-restaurante, botecoPortuguese
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