from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To have dinner.
- transitive v. To give dinner to; entertain at dinner: wined and dined the visiting senators.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to eat; to eat dinner or supper
- v. To give a dinner to; to furnish with the chief meal; to feed.
- v. To dine upon; to have to eat.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To eat the principal regular meal of the day; to take dinner.
- transitive v. To give a dinner to; to furnish with the chief meal; to feed.
- transitive v. To dine upon; to have to eat.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To eat the chief meal of the day; take dinner; in a more general sense, to partake of a repast; eat.
- To give a dinner to; furnish with the principal meal; entertain at dinner: as, the landlord dined a hundred men.
- To dine upon; have to eat.
- n. Dinner.
- n. Dinner-time; midday.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. have supper; eat dinner
- v. give dinner to; host for dinner
Middle English dinen, from Old French diner, disner, from Vulgar Latin *disiūnāre, from *disiēiūnāre : Latin dis-, dis- + Latin iēiūnium, fast.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French disner, from Vulgar Latin *disiūnāre, from disieiūnāre ("to break the fast"), from Late Latin, from dis- + iēiūnō ("to fast"), from Latin ieiūnus. (Wiktionary)