American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To have dinner.
- v. To give dinner to; entertain at dinner: wined and dined the visiting senators.
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.
- v. intransitive to eat; to eat dinner or supper
- v. transitive, obsolete To give a dinner to; to furnish with the chief meal; to feed.
- v. transitive, obsolete To dine upon; to have to eat.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To eat the principal regular meal of the day; to take dinner.
- v. To give a dinner to; to furnish with the chief meal; to feed.
- v. obsolete To dine upon; to have to eat.
- v. have supper; eat dinner
- v. give dinner to; host for dinner
- 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)
- 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)
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