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

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Tom Everett:

    I guess this kills our chance for dinner saturday nght huh?

  2. Rory McIlroy:

    I'm in my off-season so I can enjoy myself, enjoy my Christmas dinner and have a few drinks.

  3. Greta Thunberg:

    I stand here striking from 8am until 3pm as usual ... then I'll go home, i won't have a birthday cake but we'll have a dinner.

  4. Le Corre:

    There's a strong rapport on the anti-jihadist war and that will continue because France, of course, is at the core of this, both on its territory and in the Middle East, and Trump -- to him, White House state dinner's very important. Donald Trump thinks there are terrorists everywhere, even with relatively few attacks in the US compared to Europe.

  5. Tiger Woods:

    Well, I’ve known Donald for a number of years, we've played golf together. We've had dinner together. I've known him pre-presidency and obviously during his presidency.

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