verb (used without object), dined, din·ing.
verb (used with object), dined, din·ing.
Origin of dine
Examples from the Web for dine
In March, police arrested a group of wealthy businessmen and government officials who were about to dine on illegal tiger meat.
When they do dine, the Hitchcocks sometimes use Limoges china marked “Plaza Athénée.”Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“When you attack public sector unions now, you are attacking the heart of the U.S. labor movement,” says Dine.
He refused to dine with people, because he did not like being agitated during meal times.
Lohse and his beleaguered fellow pledges were, he claims, forced to chug vinegar and to dine on the dreaded “vomlet.”
I deliberately asked him to dine with me last night in London.The Diva's Ruby|F. Marion Crawford
We stop the night at Henzada, and dine on deck, shut off from the night by a glass partition.From Edinburgh to India & Burmah|William G. Burn Murdoch
Sam 'top dar six months; de place near de riber, and de captains ob de ships often come to dine.By Sheer Pluck|G. A. Henty
Let us take a turn in the square,” said he, “we shall not dine for half an hour.Lavengro|George Borrow
In the evening Blinker went to one of his clubs, intending to dine.The Trimmed Lamp|O. Henry
Word Origin for dine
late 13c., from Old French disner (Modern French dîner) "to dine, eat, have a meal," originally "take the first meal of the day," from stem of Gallo-Romance *desjunare "to break one's fast," from Vulgar Latin *disjejunare, from dis- "undo" (see dis-) + Late Latin jejunare "to fast," from Latin iejunus "fasting, hungry" (see jejune).
In addition to the idiom beginning with dine
- dine out on
- eat (dine) out
- wine and dine