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[ suhp-er ]


  1. the evening meal, often the principal meal of the day.
  2. any light evening meal, especially one taken late in the evening:

    an after-the-theater supper.


  1. of or relating to supper:

    the supper dishes.

  2. for, during, or including supper:

    a supper party.


/ ˈsʌpə /


  1. an evening meal, esp a light one
  2. an evening social event featuring a supper
  3. sing for one's supper
    to obtain something by performing a service


  1. rare.
    tr to give supper to
  2. rare.
    intr to eat supper
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Derived Forms

  • ˈsupperless, adjective
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Other Words From

  • supper·less adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of supper1

1225–75; Middle English sup ( p ) er < Old French souper, noun use of souper to sup 2
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Word History and Origins

Origin of supper1

C13: from Old French soper; see sup 1
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Idioms and Phrases

see sing for one's supper .
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Example Sentences

The supper club, meanwhile, has evolved into a more classic restaurant setup, featuring a tasting menu that places Martin’s traditional Cajun dishes side by side with new offerings.

In 2014, two years before the restaurant and its tables moved into their current location, the supper club began in the truest sense of the term — as a pop-up meal with a flat entrance fee.

If meal-prepping is on your mind, a casserole or baking dish that can go straight from the oven to the freezer is going to be your best friend to keep hearty suppers ready for reheating at a moment’s notice.

Then start your sheet-pan supper by roasting the potatoes for about 45 minutes before adding the spice-rubbed chicken and, finally, the lemon-scented Brussels sprouts.

While people panic about meat shortages, having the ability to secure your own supper is an attractive idea.

They were going to get the supper clubs and Vegas, just like Sam wanted.

This piece is inspired by Leonardo da Vinci's iconic, Last Supper, which was painted in the late 15th century in Milan, Italy.

Served in lieu of morning pancakes or bread at supper, ployes are nothing if not versatile.

Acadians use ployes as common flatbread, serving stacks of them alongside supper as well as at breakfast.

Other events include a Burns Night Supper on January 24, and a willow-weaving workshop in March.

She had carried the baby over to Juana's and left her there, that she might be free to serve the Father's supper.

Dinner occurred in the middle of the day, and about nine in the evening was an informal but copious supper.

She had left her chair, meaning to go indoors and prepare for supper before Tony actually arrived.

It was now about eight o'clock at night, and the captain ordered supper immediately, thinking I had already fasted too long.

After supper one and all went to bed early, quite tired out with the day's excitement.


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Definitions and idiom definitions from Unabridged, based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

Idioms from The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.




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