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In L.A., I'm always going to dinner and hanging out. In New York, it's like my life just feels crazier, and there's more options.
Jessie Baylin

Meaning of "dinner" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD DINNER

From Old French disner.
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PRONUNCIATION OF DINNER

dinner  [ˈdɪnə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DINNER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Dinner is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES DINNER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

dinner

Dinner

Dinner usually refers to the most significant meal of the day, which can be the noon or the evening meal. However, the term "dinner" can have many different meanings depending on the culture; it may mean a meal of any size eaten at any time of day. Historically, it referred to the first meal of the day, eaten around noon, and is still occasionally used for a noontime meal if it is a large or main meal. However, the meaning as the evening meal, generally the largest of the day, is becoming standard in the English-speaking world.

Definition of dinner in the English dictionary

The first definition of dinner in the dictionary is a meal taken in the evening. Other definition of dinner is a meal taken at midday, esp when it is the main meal of the day; lunch. Dinner is also a formal evening meal, as of a club, society, etc.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DINNER


ana
ˈeɪnə
Carolina
ˌkærəˈlaɪnə
china
ˈtʃaɪnə
container
kənˈteɪnə
cordiner
ˈkɔːdɪnə
Dana
ˈdeɪnə
designer
dɪˈzaɪnə
dinna
ˈdɪnə
Freightliner
ˈfreɪtˌlaɪnə
inner
ˈɪnə
Jayawardene
ˌdʒeɪəˈwɑːdɪnə
Kitchener
ˈkɪtʃɪnə
mina
ˈmaɪnə
minor
ˈmaɪnə
molendinar
mɒˈlɛndɪnə
predinner
priːˈdɪnə
rana
ˈreɪnə
spinner
ˈspɪnə
trainer
ˈtreɪnə
winner
ˈwɪnə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DINNER

dinned
dinner bell
dinner dance
dinner duty
dinner hour
dinner jacket
dinner knife
dinner knives
dinner lady
dinner money
dinner party
dinner plate
dinner roll
dinner service
dinner suit
dinner table
dinner theater
dinner theatre
dinner trolley
dinner wagon

WORDS THAT END LIKE DINNER

a dog´s dinner
award-winner
banner
beginner
breadwinner
candlelight dinner
Christmas dinner
do like a dinner
finner
ginner
like a dog´s dinner
medal-winner
money-spinner
pinner
potluck dinner
prizewinner
salad spinner
sinner
skinner
thinner
TV dinner

Synonyms and antonyms of dinner in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «DINNER»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «dinner» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of dinner

Translation of «dinner» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DINNER

Find out the translation of dinner to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of dinner from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «dinner» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

正餐
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cena
570 millions of speakers

English

dinner
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

डिनर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عَشَاء
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

обед
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

jantar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ডিনার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

dîner
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Makan malam
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Abendessen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ディナー
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

정찬
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nedha bengi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bữa tối
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இரவு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

डिनर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

akşam yemegi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cena
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

obiad
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

обід
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cină
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δείπνο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

aandete
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

middag
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

middag
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of dinner

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DINNER»

The term «dinner» is very widely used and occupies the 3.314 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DINNER» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «dinner» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «dinner» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about dinner

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10 QUOTES WITH «DINNER»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word dinner.
1
Gracie Allen
When my mother had to get dinner for 8 she'd just make enough for 16 and only serve half.
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Ted Allen
People who hardly ever cook at all, suddenly at the holidays, feel like it's their responsibility to not only cook dinner for large groups of people suddenly, but to serve things that are fussy or fancy or formal. And I don't think that's what anybody really wants, especially if you're not good at it.
3
Will Allison
It's one thing to reject the idea that it's a man's job to bring home all the bacon; it's another the 500th time your wife reaches for the check at dinner.
4
Nicole Avant
I'm out there talking to everyone. My days are filled with breakfast, lunches, dinner and drinks.
5
Jessie Baylin
In L.A., I'm always going to dinner and hanging out. In New York, it's like my life just feels crazier, and there's more options.
6
Earl Derr Biggers
Careless shepherd make excellent dinner for wolf.
7
Jamie Blackley
I like dates that are really fun as opposed to just getting dinner.
8
Nikki Blonsky
Michael Clarke Duncan and I met at a music festival that was honoring films, and we happened to be seated next to each other at the dinner, and we just hit it off and kept in touch ever since. He was just the gentle giant in real life like you would have expected him to be.
9
Erma Bombeck
For years my wedding ring has done its job. It has led me not into temptation. It has reminded my husband numerous times at parties that it's time to go home. It has been a source of relief to a dinner companion. It has been a status symbol in the maternity ward.
10
Christopher Bond
Yes, beef is what was for dinner last night. Tonight it will be my dinner, and it will continue to be.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DINNER»

Discover the use of dinner in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to dinner and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Dinner
Skewering everything from parenting values to pretentious menus to political convictions, this novel reveals the dark side of genteel society and asks what each of us would do in the face of unimaginable tragedy. From the Hardcover edition.
Herman Koch, 2013
2
Three O'Clock Dinner
First published in 1945 to international acclaim and winner of the Southern Authors Award, Three O'Clock Dinner is Josephine Pinckney's best-selling novel about an ill-fated marriage on the eve of World War II. This powerful tale written by ...
Josephine Pinckney, 2001
3
What the F*@# Should I Make for Dinner?: The Answers to ...
Derived from the incredibly popular website, whatthefuckshouldimakefordinner.com, the book functions like a "Choose your own adventure" cookbook, with options on each page for another f*@#ing idea for dinner.
Zach Golden, 2011
4
Stealing Buddha's Dinner
Vivid and viscerally powerful, this remarkable memoir about growing up in the 1980s introduces an original new literary voice and an entirely new spin on the classic assimilation story.
Bich Minh Nguyen, 2008
5
Don't Panic--Dinner's in the Freezer: Great-Tasting Meals ...
But delicious recipes like these are just minutes away!
Susie Martinez, Vanda Howell, Bonnie Garcia, 2005
6
Saving Dinner: The Menus, Recipes, and Shopping Lists to ...
Plus the book is packed with helpful hints and short cuts in the kitchen that make cooking easier and more fun.
Leanne Ely, 2009
7
Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant: A Novel
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Anne Tyler's The Beginner's Goodbye.
Anne Tyler, 2011
8
Aliens for Dinner
The trouble is, they've already started, and they're moving fast! Can Richard and Aric stop the total trashing of the planet? Kids will love this very funny Stepping Stones HUMOR title! From the Trade Paperback edition.
Stephanie Spinner, 2010
9
China's Cultural Revolution, 1966-1969: Not a Dinner Party
Comprehensive in scope, this detailed work --covers inter alia the launching of the movement, the Red Guards, the inquisition of party members accused of taking the capitalist road, and the devastating impact of these events on traditional ...
Michael Schoenhals, 1996
10
Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party
Will she be able to grow and blossom under the oppressive rule of Chairman Mao? Or will fighting to survive destroy her spirit—and end her life? Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
Ying Chang Compestine, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DINNER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term dinner is used in the context of the following news items.
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Frittata and 11 more dinner recipes you can make in under 30 minutes
Sometimes, the best thing a cook can do is turn to a mental database of quick-cooking, no-thinking dishes — good food you can put together in ... «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»
2
Healthy Dinner Salads | POPSUGAR Fitness
Healthy Dinner Salads. 18 Healthy Salads You Should Try For Dinner. by Lizzie Fuhr 7/08/15. 560 Shares. Like us on Facebook ... «POPSUGAR, Jul 15»
3
Community comes together for dinner and movie event for the …
On Tuesday, The Willing Workers, a group from Trenton's Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, hosted the second annual dinner and movie. «NJ.com, Jul 15»
4
ANXO Cidery & Pintxos Bar Will Host Preview Dinner at Dolcezza …
But if you want a sneak peek before then, the Basque-inspired bar and restaurant will host a dinner at the Dolcezza factory on July 27. «Washington City Paper, Jul 15»
5
Oakland County kids locked up for refusing dinner with father | News …
Oakland County kids locked up for refusing dinner with father. Community members rally to support children. Author: Will Jones, Local 4 ... «WDIV Detroit, Jul 15»
6
Oakland County Prosecutor candidate plans support dinner in Oxford
The dinner will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Sullivan's Public House, located at 23 N. Washington Street downtown. According to a flier for the ... «The Oakland Press, Jul 15»
7
Hardy Park Bistro Kicks Off Pop-Up Summer Dinner Series Across …
Going one step further, Darmon said he crafted the summer dinner series to offer a new experience for guests, and is excited to celebrate his ... «New Times Broward-Palm Beach, Jul 15»
8
Annual OTC Dinner benefits Houston school - Oil & Gas Financial …
This unique curriculum and specific commitment from industry helped solidify the school's selection by the OTC Dinner Executive Advisory ... «Oil & Gas Financial Journal, Jul 15»
9
East Meets West at Yardbird dinner | Las Vegas Review-Journal
The eight-course dinner includes family-style entree courses of fried chicken teriyaki, hickory churrasco and red-miso-glazed short rib. Including ... «Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jul 15»
10
What Split? Kourtney Kardashian Wears Sexy White Outfit to Dinner
Especially if your family includes Kim and Khloé Kardashian, so to be a crumb on the table at this dinner... (Or a drop in the bottom of a wine ... «E! Online, Jul 15»

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