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
Related formspre·dine, verb (used without object), pre·dined, pre·din·ing.
Can be confuseddeign dine

Definition for dine (2 of 2)

Dine

[ dahyn ]
/ daɪn /

noun

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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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Word Origin and History for dine

dine


v.

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).

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Idioms and Phrases with dine

dine


In addition to the idiom beginning with dine

  • dine out on

also see:

  • eat (dine) out
  • wine and dine
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