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Meaning of DINE

Pronunciation:  dIn

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  give dinner to; host for dinner; "I'm wining and dining my friends"
  2. [v]  have supper; eat dinner; "We often dine with friends in this restaurant"

DINE is a 4 letter word that starts with D.


 See Also: dine in, dine out, eat, eat in, eat out, feed, give



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dine\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Dined}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Dining}.] [F. d[^i]ner, OF. disner, LL. disnare, contr. fr.
    an assumed disjunare; dis- + an assumed junare (OF. juner) to
    fast, for L. jejunare, fr. jejunus fasting. See {Jejune}, and
    cf. {Dinner}, {D?jeuner}.]
    To eat the principal regular meal of the day; to take dinner.
          Now can I break my fast, dine, sup, and sleep. --Shak.
    {To dine with Duke Humphrey}, 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.
  2. \Dine\, v. t.
    1. To give a dinner to; to furnish with the chief meal; to
       feed; as, to dine a hundred men.
             A table massive enough to have dined Johnnie
             Armstrong and his merry men.          --Sir W.
    2. To dine upon; to have to eat. [Obs.] ``What will ye
       dine.'' --Chaucer.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(Gen. 43:16). It was the custom in Egypt to dine at noon. But it is probable that the Egyptians took their principal meal in the evening, as was the general custom in the East (Luke 14:12).

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