- dinner clothes,
- dinner dance,
- dinner dress,
- dinner fork,
- dinner jacket
Origin of dinner
Examples from the Web for dinner
Though tissues are present and tears are not uncommon, the Dinner Parties are distinctly not grief counseling or group therapy.
Those who come to the Dinner Party are self-selecting; they do want to talk about it.
Talking about death is never easy, but with food, comfort, and familiarity, a new kind of dinner party is making it easier.
She was even sweet to that smug ingrate Miss Bunting after she kept insulting everyone at dinner.
Their confrontation at dinner was, without a doubt, the highlight of the episode.
The dinner went on through its courses, and by degrees the red wine flew from the glasses to the faces.Dorothy and other Italian Stories|Constance Fenimore Woolson
The clergyman, who was impatient to get his dinner, soon united the parties, and we saluted the bride.The Gold Hunter's Adventures|William H. Thomes
He is to be here after dinner and you had better just take him up-stairs and hear what he has to say.The American Senator|Anthony Trollope
You behaved beautifully to her at dinner; I was so happy to see you together.The Way We Live Now|Anthony Trollope
His landlady interrupted his gaze to know what he would have for dinner, but he declined to use any discretion in the matter.Robert Falconer|George MacDonald
- a formal evening meal, as of a club, society, etc
- a public banquet in honour of someone or something
Word Origin for dinner
c.1300, from Old French disner (11c.), originally "breakfast," later "lunch," noun use of infinitive disner (see dine). Always used in English for the main meal of the day; shift from midday to evening began with the fashionable classes. Childish reduplication din-din is attested from 1905.