from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The chief meal of the day, eaten in the evening or at midday.
- n. A banquet or formal meal in honor of a person or event.
- n. The food prepared for either of these meals.
- n. A full-course meal served at a fixed price; table d'hôte.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The main meal of the day, often eaten in the evening.
- n. An evening meal.
- n. A midday meal (in a context in which the evening meal is called supper or tea).
- n. A meal given to an animal.
- n. A formal meal for many people eaten for a special occasion.
- n. The food provided or consumed at any such meal.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The principal meal of the day, eaten in some countries about midday, but in others (especially in the U. S. and in large cities) at a later hour.
- n. An entertainment; a feast.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The principal meal of the day, taken at midday or later, even in the evening.
- n. An entertainment; a feast; a dinner-party.
- To take dinner; dine.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a party of people assembled to have dinner together
- n. the main meal of the day served in the evening or at midday
Middle English diner, morning meal, from Old French disner, diner, to dine, morning meal; see dine.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French disner ("lunch”, but originally “breakfast"), from Latin dis- + iēiūnō ("to break the fast"). (Wiktionary)