verb (used without object), dined, din·ing.
verb (used with object), dined, din·ing.
Origin of dine
Examples from the Web for dined
After Barclays, the delegates were wined and dined throughout the city.DINO Hunters Are Dreaming Hipster Dreams of the DNC in Brooklyn|David Freedlander|August 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Over the last year I have dined with our Brown Bag Sommelier and he has prepared some tastings for our dining group.
Page Six says they dined on mussel soup, crayfish and artichoke risotto at a tony Venetian restaurant.Venice Wedding Bells for George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin?|Barbie Latza Nadeau|June 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Were you showered with gifts, wined and dined by your beloved?
Gang members ordered hits from inside the jail and dined on salmon and Grey Goose vodka that was smuggled in on their behalf.Can Maryland Clean Up Out-of-Control Baltimore Jail Corruption?|David Freedlander|April 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I had sat beside him at the Council table; I had dined with him formally as the new Archduke, and informally as his cousin.The Colonel of the Red Huzzars|John Reed Scott
He dined heartily about mid-day, drinking only about half a pint of wine mixed with water.
By the way, I dined with the Morrisons (she's an old school chum of mine) and put in my clever little oar.Making Money|Owen Johnson
Phil dined at the Major's again that night, and Roberta was the only other guest beside Mary.Mary Ware in Texas|Annie F. Johnston
I dined with Lady Crowborough, though, a couple of nights ago, and she took me to a big party.Thorley Weir|E. F. (Edward Frederic) Benson
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