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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that dines: midnight diners enjoying the meal after the theater.
  • n. See dining car.
  • n. A small, usually inexpensive restaurant with a long counter and booths and housed in a building designed to resemble a dining car.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Agent noun of dine; one who dines; one who eats a meal, especially dinner.
  • n. A small and inexpensive type of restaurant which is modelled to resemble a dining car.
  • n. A railroad dining car.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who dines.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person eating a meal (especially in a restaurant)
  • n. a restaurant that resembles a dining car
  • n. a passenger car where food is served in transit

Etymologies

to dine + -er (Wiktionary)

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