- to eat the principal meal of the day; have dinner.
- to take any meal.
- to entertain at dinner.
- Scot. dinner.
- dine out, to take a meal, especially the principal or more formal meal of the day, away from home, as in a hotel or restaurant: They dine out at least once a week.
Origin of dine
Examples from the Web for dined
Contemporary Examples of dined
After Barclays, the delegates were wined and dined throughout the city.DINO Hunters Are Dreaming Hipster Dreams of the DNC in Brooklyn
August 12, 2014
Over the last year I have dined with our Brown Bag Sommelier and he has prepared some tastings for our dining group.William Shatner Picks His Favorite Wines
July 4, 2014
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
Were you showered with gifts, wined and dined by your beloved?The Great Valentine’s Day Hangover
February 15, 2014
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?
April 26, 2013
Historical Examples of dined
Livingston, moreover, had dined just unwisely enough to be truthful.
I dined with one last night, a sugar-cured ham magnate from Chicago.
We dined on frogs' legs and Vouvray, and then went to see the Revue at the Marigny.Ballads of a Bohemian
Robert W. Service
In the room in which they dined there was a picture of the captain, painted by Romney.Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10)
But Vernon was the only man with whom she dined tte--tte or went to the theatre alone.The Incomplete Amorist
- (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
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