from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To have dinner.
- intransitive verb To give dinner to; entertain at dinner.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Dinner.
- noun Dinner-time; midday.
- 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To give a dinner to; to furnish with the chief meal; to feed.
- transitive verb obsolete To dine upon; to have to eat.
- intransitive verb To eat the principal regular meal of the day; to take dinner.
- intransitive verb to go without dinner; -- a phrase common in Elizabethan literature, said to be from the practice of the poor gentry, who beguiled the dinner hour by a promenade near the tomb of Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, in Old Saint Paul's.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb intransitive to
eat; to eat dinneror supper
- verb transitive, obsolete To give a
dinnerto; to furnishwith the chief meal; to feed.
- verb transitive, obsolete To dine upon; to have to eat.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb have supper; eat dinner
- verb give dinner to; host for dinner
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
"I want you to dine with me -- really _dine_," she said, and her voice was both eager and repressed.
'Come and dine with me at the inn,' he exclaimed cordially; 'if one may use such a word as _dine_ under the circumstances.'
Fans will dine from a special Twilight Menu and see where the Prom and the end of the movie actually take place.
And the first place we are planning to dine is a vietnamese restaurant called Le Bamboo.
Under these circumstances, to dine is difficult – to go to bed superfluous – to sleep impossible.
The cabin, in which ten can dine, is high and airy, and, being forward, there is no vibration.
At ten we dine, which is the first meal we partake of in the day.
It is of course understood that Albert resided in the aforesaid street, appeared every day on the fashionable walk, and dined frequently at the only restaurant where you can really dine, that is, if you are on good terms with its frequenters.
May whoever coined that term dine with them forever.
After an early dinner downtown, my wife and I decided to stop by Nicks where I use to "dine" when I lived in Ladds Addition and see the mix of people that might show up for the Party.