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Origin of dine

1250–1300; Middle English dinen<Anglo-French, Old French di(s)ner<Vulgar Latin *disjējūnāre to break one's fast, equivalent to Latin dis-dis-1 + Late Latin jējūnāre to fast; see jejune

OTHER WORDS FROM dine

pre·dine, verb (used without object), pre·dined, pre·din·ing.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH dine

deign, dine

Other definitions for dine (2 of 2)

Dine
[ dahyn ]
/ daɪn /

noun
James "Jim", born 1935, U.S. painter.
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How to use dine in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for dine

dine
/ (daɪn) /

verb
(intr) to eat dinner
(intr; often foll by on, off, or upon) to make one's meal (of)the guests dined upon roast beef
(tr) informal to entertain to dinner (esp in the phrase wine and dine someone)

Word Origin for dine

C13: from Old French disner, contracted from Vulgar Latin disjējūnāre (unattested) to cease fasting, from dis- not + Late Latin jējūnāre to fast; see jejune
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Other Idioms and Phrases with dine

dine

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