from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A light evening meal when dinner is taken at midday.
- n. A light meal eaten before going to bed.
- n. A dance or social affair where supper is served.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Food consumed before going to bed.
- n. Any meal eaten in the evening; dinner eaten in the evening, rather than at noon.
- n. A drinker, especially one who drinks slowly (i.e., one who sups).
- v. To consume a snack before retiring.
- v. To eat dinner (see above).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A meal taken at the close of the day; the evening meal.
- intransitive v. To take supper; to sup.
- transitive v. To supply with supper.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The evening meal; the last repast of the day; specifically, a meal taken after dinner, whether dinner is served comparatively early or in the evening; in the Bible, the principal meal of the day—a late dinner (the later Roman cena, Greek
- To take supper; sup.
- To give supper to.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a social gathering where a light evening meal is served
- n. a light evening meal; served in early evening if dinner is at midday or served late in the evening at bedtime
Middle English, from Old French souper, to sup, supper; see sup2.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old French soper. Compare French souper. (Wiktionary)