Definition of dinner in English:

dinner

Syllabification: din·ner
Pronunciation: /ˈdinər
 
/

noun

1The main meal of the day, taken either around midday or in the evening.
More example sentences
  • This includes luxury coach, motel accommodation, three breakfasts and dinners plus one lunch.
  • They receive subsidised breakfast, lunch and dinners if they have to work late.
  • You celebrate cozy dinners and candlelight evenings with family and loved ones.
1.1A formal evening meal, typically one in honor of a person or event.
More example sentences
  • The dining hall is usually reserved for the weekly formal dinners and breakfast buffets.
  • Our team provides the best quality food to all sizes of events, from corporate dinners to weddings.
  • Bacon had to carry on with the reception and dinners in his honour.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French disner (infinitive used as a noun: see dine).

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