- 1Eat dinner: we dined at a restaurant (as noun dining) a dining areaMore example sentences
- The effect of water is best if found in the north of the living, dining or study area but not in the bedroom.
- The living, dining and kitchen areas were more discrete, making observation less easy.
- There is plenty of space to dine in the breakfast area, from where there is access to a tiled conservatory.
- 1.1 (dine out) Eat dinner in a restaurant or the home of friends.More example sentences
- We admit it: we still have yet to appreciate the pleasures of dining out at a hectic restaurant where getting a table involves a UN negotiator.
- How many times per week are you dining out at restaurants, getting take out, ordering in, etc?
- If you're dining out at your favorite restaurant, have the gift delivered with dessert.
- 1.2 (dine on) Eat (something) for dinner.More example sentences
- The name Beefsteak alluded to the club dinners at which members dined on beefsteaks washed down with wine and port, followed by jolly songs and rituals.
- However, ten residents, who will stay at the lodge for Christmas, will dine on a succulent roast dinner with all the trimmings and plum pudding.
- Once the family had eaten dinner and dined on Mary's delicious pumpkin pie, they separated out into their own areas of the house.
- 1.3 (dine out on) Regularly entertain friends with (a humorous story or interesting piece of information): it should have been one of those stories one dines out on afterwardMore example sentences
- It was a kind of story you can dine out on for a long time, but at the time it was a bit worrying because I nearly missed my aeroplane over it.
- As well as making a living, football was about having stories to dine out on.
- I had a lot of friends come early April, and I will dine out on the story for years to come…
- 1.4 [with object] Take (someone) to dinner: I’ll dine you soonMore example sentences
- Their lobbyists breakfast, lunch and dine our elected representatives every day.
wine and dine
- see wine1.
Middle English: from Old French disner, probably from desjëuner 'to break fast', from des- (expressing reversal) + jëun 'fasting' (from Latin jejunus).