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It's like the code of living by yourself. People who are single know what I'm talking about. You eat standing up, reading the paper. Or you say to yourself, this isn't even cutting it, I'm taking a TV dinner and I'm getting in bed here.
Mary Chapin Carpenter

Meaning of "TV dinner" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF TV DINNER

TV dinner  [ˌtiːˈviː ˈdɪnə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TV DINNER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Tv 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 TV DINNER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Prepackaged meal

A prepackaged meal is a prepackaged frozen or chilled meal that usually comes as an individual portion. It requires very little preparation and contains all the elements for a single-serving meal. A TV dinner usually consists of a cut of meat, usually beef or chicken; with a vegetable, such as peas, carrots, corn, or potatoes; and sometimes a dessert, such as a brownie or apple cobbler. The entrée could also be pasta or a common type of fish, such as Atlantic cod. Rice is a common side item. The term TV dinner is a genericized trademark originally used for a brand of packaged meal developed in 1953 by C.A. Swanson & Sons. Swanson stopped using the name "TV Dinner" in 1962; in the United States the term remains synonymous with any prepackaged dinner purchased frozen in a supermarket and heated at home. The original TV Dinner came in an aluminum tray and was heated in an oven. Most frozen food trays are now made of microwaveable material, usually plastic.

Definition of TV dinner in the English dictionary

The definition of TV dinner in the dictionary is a TV dinner is a complete meal that is sold in a single container. It can be heated up quickly and eaten from the container it is cooked in.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TV DINNER


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

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TV DINNER

Tuva Republic
Tuvalu
Tuvaluan
Tuvinian Autonomous Republic
tux
tuxedo
tuxedoed
tuzz
tv
TV evangelist
TV movie
TVEI
Tver
TVM
TVNZ
TVP
TVR
TVRO

WORDS THAT END LIKE TV DINNER

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

Synonyms and antonyms of TV dinner in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «TV dinner» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TV DINNER

Find out the translation of TV dinner to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of TV 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 «TV dinner» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

电视晚餐
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cena de TV
570 millions of speakers

English

TV dinner
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

टीवी डिनर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

العشاء TV
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Телевизор ужин
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

jantar TV
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

টিভি ডিনার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

TV dîner
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Makan malam TV
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

TV Dinner
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

テレビディナー
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

TV 저녁 식사
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nedha bengi TV
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bữa ăn tối truyền hình
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

டிவி விருந்து
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

टीव्ही डिनर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

TV yemeği
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cena TV
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kolacja TV
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

телевізор вечерю
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cină TV
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

TV δείπνο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

TV aandete
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

TV middag
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

TV-middag
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of TV dinner

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TV DINNER»

The term «TV dinner» is regularly used and occupies the 65.435 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TV DINNER» OVER TIME

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

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QUOTES WITH «TV DINNER»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word TV dinner.
1
Mary Chapin Carpenter
It's like the code of living by yourself. People who are single know what I'm talking about. You eat standing up, reading the paper. Or you say to yourself, this isn't even cutting it, I'm taking a TV dinner and I'm getting in bed here.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TV DINNER»

Discover the use of TV dinner in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to TV dinner and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
TV dinner
Instead of peas, soup, rice, or anything nice, Daisy Lee eats her TV for dinner, and then starts looking around for dessert.
Betsy Everitt, 1994
2
Tv Dinner
popularity continues, but with many evolutionary changes. For example, the aluminium tray that needed to be heated in an oven has now been replaced with a food tray made of microwaveable material, usually plastic. You will also find meals ...
3
Kitchen Culture in America: Popular Representations of Food, ...
The simple genius of the TV Dinner slogan was to create a brand identity around the household appliance that most clearly represented how the spoils of victory were to be translated into radically revised social relationships back home.
Sherrie A. Inness, 2001
4
Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes and How to Correct ...
judge and jury when it comes to their own finances. In any case, Arkes and Blumer buttressed their point with the re- sults from the following scenario, which was posed to eighty- nine survey participants: On your way home you buy a TV dinner ...
Gary Belsky, Thomas Gilovich, 2010
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New York Magazine
That's more than three times what Americans paid when Clarke and Gilbert Swanson invented the concept — and the name "TV dinner" — in the fifties. "TV Dinner" is in fact a Swanson trademark, but, because of its down-scale connotation, ...
6
Popular Science
Secure in a pine and plywood holder, a TV dinner is easy to hold on your lap. Make an underframe of /T'-by-l" pine and a top of &" plywood. Cut out the center of the top to accommodate either large or small TV-dinner trays. Before making the ...
7
Encyclopedia of Modern Everyday Inventions
The Swanson brothers, Clarke and Gilbert, of Omaha, Nebraska (who had brought out a frozen chicken pot pie about 1951) introduced the "TV Dinner." Although not the first "heat and eat" dinner, it capitalized on the new habit of watching the ...
David John Cole, Eve Browning, Fred E. H. Schroeder, 2003
8
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America
The Swansons invested heavily in promotion and changed the product's name to the snappier “TV dinner.” The new dinners were officially rolled out for food editors in October 1953, and two months later the product hit the national market.
Andrew Smith, Bruce Kraig, 2013
9
Tablet to Table Vol 1
By Melanie Drummond The words 'TV dinner' might send chefs screaming from the kitchen and foodies into a cold sweat but,for many time-poor Australians, Brits and Americans, a frozen meal is still the quickest and most affordable way to eat  ...
Emma Westwod, Melanie Drummond, Jillian Adams, 2012
10
The Business of Food: Encyclopedia of the Food and Drink ...
It also invested extensively in promotion and shortened the name of the product line to ''TV dinner.'' The new product was so successful that within three years, Swanson was selling 13 million turkey dinners. Based on this phenomenal ...
Gary J. Allen, Ken Albala, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TV DINNER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term TV dinner is used in the context of the following news items.
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TV Dinner: The Five Small Screen–Inspired Restaurants We Need
A dinner ticket will buy you three courses (I'm assuming pie and damn good coffee is included), while a bar ticket grants you entry to a “Twin Peaks–themed ... «New York Observer, Jul 15»
2
'MasterChef' eliminates 2 in TV dinner challenge
Florida beauty consultant Veronica Cili and Louisiana petroleum landman Jesse Romero turned in their aprons after failing to elevate a TV dinner of Salisbury ... «Chicago Tribune, Jun 15»
3
'MasterChef' Recap: New and Improved TV Dinners
MasterChef's 7th episode opens to what may be very interesting! The home cooks look to be faced with the ultimate quick and easy dinner, frozen food. But will it ... «BuddyTV, Jun 15»
4
How Swanson's TV Dinners Made It to the Digital Age
Even though sales have been flat since 2008, TV dinners are still a $9 billion business in America, and Swanson (bought by Pinnacle Foods in 2001 and now ... «Adweek, Apr 15»
5
Sad Thanksgiving: I ate 5 frozen turkey dinners, which are gross …
When I see a frozen TV dinner filled with turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, bread stuffing, vegetables, and cranberry sauce, I stand in awe at how many strands of ... «Fusion, Nov 14»
6
Thanksgiving and TV: America's two loves
This combination of Thanksgiving and TV recalls one of the first TV dinners, at least for its food contents of Thanksgiving-inspired components and eating context ... «The Independent Florida Alligator, Nov 14»
7
5 things you never knew about TV dinners
Today is National TV Dinner Day, an obscure holiday dedicated to the chubby, little penguin on the Kid Cuisine box. (Quizzo answer: His name is K.C. Penguin.). «The Birmingham News - al.com, Sep 14»
8
Watch David Bloom's Daughters Grow Up At Radio & TV Dinner
In 2003, the death of NBC correspondent David Bloom shook the news industry. He died suddenly in Iraq from a pulmonary embolism. Eerily at 39, he had told ... «Daily Caller, Jun 14»
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America's 60-year love affair with frozen TV dinners is over
Frozen meals, long associated with the American affinity for eating dinner in front of the tube, are a nearly $9-billion business in the US, according to data from ... «Quartz, Mar 14»
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Luxury TV Dinners Turn Living Rooms Into Five-Star Restaurants [Pics]
TV dinners can be sexy and elegant right? Well, one UK epicurean thinks so. Chef Charlie Bigham packaged lobster tails, gold-infused crumbs and white truffles ... «PSFK, Dec 13»

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