What does dinner mean?

Definitions for dinner
ˈdɪn ərdin·ner

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word dinner.

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. Sara Haas:

    Balance it with good meals at breakfast and lunch and do some exercise ... think about how much better you'll feel by the time you get to Thanksgiving dinner.

  2. Luke Donald:

    Actually had dinner with Justin Rose the night before Justin Rose left for the Ryder Cup, which was fine. It wasn't awkward, you don't play well enough and you can't expect to get picked. I wasn't playing very well.

  3. Tiger Woods:

    We've played golf together. We've had dinner together. I've known him pre-presidency... He's the President of the United States and you have to respect the office.

  4. Lori Lightfoot:

    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot revealed to me that Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot had a couple of drinks with dinner.

  5. Dan Sekera:

    We just had a dinner with my grandparents today, and they were talking how they would really like Biden to run, but I think there will be a big disconnect between the millennials and generations you need, all my friends say,' If you're a centrist, you're basically as bad as the Republicans.' And Biden kind of floats in that area.

Images & Illustrations of dinner

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