verb (used without object), dined, din·ing.
verb (used with object), dined, din·ing.
Origin of dine
verb (intr, adverb)
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