the main meal of the day, eaten in the evening or at midday.
a formal meal in honor of some person or occasion.
- din·ner·less, adjective
- pre·din·ner, noun, adjective
- diner, dinner
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How to use dinner in a sentence
We were eating dinner by kerosene lantern light, as the hydroelectric plant no longer generated electricity, when it sounded.The quest to snare—and save—the world’s largest owl | Jonathan Slaght | August 28, 2020 | Popular-Science
For some reason, I wanted carrots and peas that night as part of our dinner.Full Transcript: Sean Spicer on ‘The Carlos Watson Show’ | Daniel Malloy | August 26, 2020 | Ozy
With six wash cycles, you can get your whole dinner plates set in there along with your silverware.
Energy demand tends to spike at night, when people are cooking dinner and cooling off at bedtime.Environment Report: Real Estate Sellers Aren’t Required to Disclose Sea Level Rise Risk | MacKenzie Elmer | August 24, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
We fell into a routine of building a morning fire, cooking together, and talking over dinner, sharing our fears and the events of the day.
Eva Silverman, who co-hosts an Oakland dinner Party, agrees.
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.
Kyle Dietrich, 36, is a host of one of the DC dinner Parties.
It was Wednesday night; over forty men sat down to the house-dinner at the Pandemonium Club.
As usual the dinner was recherché, for the Pandemonium chef enjoyed a world-wide reputation.
dinner occurred in the middle of the day, and about nine in the evening was an informal but copious supper.Hilda Lessways | Arnold Bennett
Then a nervous, anxious feeling that takes away my appetite, and prevents me from eating my dinner.Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
It is to be feared that the attractions of the house-dinner were not the sole inducement to many of those sitting there.
British Dictionary definitions for dinner
a meal taken in the evening
a meal taken at midday, esp when it is the main meal of the day; lunch
a formal evening meal, as of a club, society, etc
a public banquet in honour of someone or something
a complete meal at a fixed price in a restaurant; table d'hôte
(modifier) of, relating to, or used at dinner: dinner plate; dinner table; dinner hour
do like a dinner (usually passive) Australian informal to do for, overpower, or outdo
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