supper


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sup·per

 (sŭp′ər)
n.
1.
a. An evening meal; dinner.
b. A light or informal evening meal, especially when dinner is taken at midday.
c. A light meal eaten before going to bed.
2. A dance or social affair where supper is served.

[Middle English, from Old French souper, to sup, supper; see sup2.]

supper

(ˈsʌpə)
n
1. (Cookery) an evening meal, esp a light one
2. (Cookery) an evening social event featuring a supper
3. sing for one's supper to obtain something by performing a service
vb
4. (Cookery) (tr) rare to give supper to
5. (Cookery) (intr) rare to eat supper
[C13: from Old French soper; see sup1]
ˈsupperless adj

sup•per

(ˈsʌp ər)

n.
1. the evening meal, often the principal meal of the day.
2. any light evening meal, esp. one taken late in the evening.
3. an evening social event at which a supper is served to raise money for a church, charity, etc.
[1225–75; Middle English sup(p)er < Old French souper, n. use of souper to sup1]
sup′per•less, adj.
dinner, supper - Dinner is the main meal of the day; supper is the last meal of the day and lighter than dinner.
See also related terms for lighter.

supper

Some people call a large meal they eat in the early part of the evening their supper. Other people use supper to refer to a small meal eaten just before going to bed at night.

Jane invited us to have supper at her house.
She usually has a piece of fruit for supper.

supper


Past participle: suppered
Gerund: suppering

Imperative
supper
supper
Present
I supper
you supper
he/she/it suppers
we supper
you supper
they supper
Preterite
I suppered
you suppered
he/she/it suppered
we suppered
you suppered
they suppered
Present Continuous
I am suppering
you are suppering
he/she/it is suppering
we are suppering
you are suppering
they are suppering
Present Perfect
I have suppered
you have suppered
he/she/it has suppered
we have suppered
you have suppered
they have suppered
Past Continuous
I was suppering
you were suppering
he/she/it was suppering
we were suppering
you were suppering
they were suppering
Past Perfect
I had suppered
you had suppered
he/she/it had suppered
we had suppered
you had suppered
they had suppered
Future
I will supper
you will supper
he/she/it will supper
we will supper
you will supper
they will supper
Future Perfect
I will have suppered
you will have suppered
he/she/it will have suppered
we will have suppered
you will have suppered
they will have suppered
Future Continuous
I will be suppering
you will be suppering
he/she/it will be suppering
we will be suppering
you will be suppering
they will be suppering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been suppering
you have been suppering
he/she/it has been suppering
we have been suppering
you have been suppering
they have been suppering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been suppering
you will have been suppering
he/she/it will have been suppering
we will have been suppering
you will have been suppering
they will have been suppering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been suppering
you had been suppering
he/she/it had been suppering
we had been suppering
you had been suppering
they had been suppering
Conditional
I would supper
you would supper
he/she/it would supper
we would supper
you would supper
they would supper
Past Conditional
I would have suppered
you would have suppered
he/she/it would have suppered
we would have suppered
you would have suppered
they would have suppered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.supper - a light evening mealsupper - a light evening meal; served in early evening if dinner is at midday or served late in the evening at bedtime
Passover supper, Seder - (Judaism) the ceremonial dinner on the first night (or both nights) of Passover
meal, repast - the food served and eaten at one time
2.supper - a social gathering where a light evening meal is served; "her suppers often included celebrities"
social affair, social gathering - a gathering for the purpose of promoting fellowship

supper

noun
1. dinner, evening meal, main meal Some guests like to dress for supper.
2. evening snack, bite, bite to eat We can have a light supper later on.
Translations
عَشاءعَشَاء
вечеря
večeře
aftensmad
illallinenillallistaailtapala
večera
vacsora
kvöldmatur
夕食
저녁식사
vakarienė
vakariņas
večera
večerja
kvällsmat
อาหารเย็น
вечеря
bữa tối

supper

[ˈsʌpəʳ] N (= evening meal) → cena f
what's for supper tonight?¿qué hay de cena hoy?
to stay to supperquedarse a cenar
to have suppercenar
the Last Supper (Rel) → La Ultima Cena
to sing for one's suppertrabajárselo

supper

[ˈsʌpər] n
(= main evening meal) → dîner m
to have supper (= dine) → dîner
(= late-night snack) → souper m
to have supper (before bed)soupersupper club n (US) petit restaurant nocturne, avec danse et éventuellement spectaclesuppertime [ˈsʌpərtaɪm] n (in early evening)heure f du dîner; (before bed)heure f du souper

supper

n (= evening meal)Abendessen nt, → Abendbrot nt, → Abendmahl nt (liter); (= late evening snack)(später) Imbiss; they were at suppersie waren beim Abendessen; to have supperzu Abend essen, Abendbrot essen

supper

:
supper club
n (US) → Luxusnachtklub m
suppertime
nAbendessenszeit f, → Abendbrotzeit f; at supperzur Abendbrotzeit; when is supper?wann wird zu Abend gegessen?

supper

[ˈsʌpəʳ] n (evening meal) → cena; (late-night snack) → spuntino
to have supper → cenare

supper

(ˈsapə) noun
a meal taken at the end of the day. Would you like some supper?; She has invited me to supper.
ˈsupper-time noun
the time in the evening when people eat supper. I'll be back at supper-time.

supper

عَشَاء večeře aftensmad Abendessen βραδινό φαγητό cena illallinen souper večera cena 夕食 저녁식사 avondmaal kveldsmat kolacja jantar ужин kvällsmat อาหารเย็น hafif akşam yemeği bữa tối 晚餐

supper

n. cena, la comida.

supper

n cena
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March said, with a particularly happy face, "I've got a treat for you after supper.
In the evening after supper I knelt by the table where the money lay and prayed for hours.
asked Ned, as they sat at supper, the first night after their arrival, eating of several dishes, the red- pepper condiments of which caused frequent trips to the water pitcher.
But after the men came in from the fields, and we were all seated at the supper table, then she asked Jake about the old place and about our friends and neighbours there.
Edna sent the quadroon away to her supper and told her she need not return.
This is not such a supper as a major of the Royal Americans has a right to expect, but I've known stout detachments of the corps glad to eat their venison raw, and without a relish, too*.
There, after a glass of brandy and water, and a mutton-chop, a beefsteak, a broiled fowl, or some such hasty little dinner and supper all in one, he had better spend the evening by the fireside.
It was quite late in the evening when the little Moss came snugly to anchor, and Queequeg and I went ashore; so we could attend to no business that day, at least none but a supper and a bed.
BENNY she was looking pretty sober, and she sighed some, now and then; but pretty soon she got to asking about Mary, and Sid, and Tom's aunt Polly, and then Aunt Sally's clouds cleared off and she got in a good humor and joined in on the questions and was her lovingest best self, and so the rest of the supper went along gay and pleasant.
Weston was afraid of draughts for the young people in that passage; and neither Emma nor the gentlemen could tolerate the prospect of being miserably crowded at supper.
At the back, there's a pig, and there are fowls and rabbits; then, I knock together my own little frame, you see, and grow cucumbers; and you'll judge at supper what sort of a salad I can raise.
Supper was his favourite meal, because it came at his time of revelry, when his heart warmed over his gold; whenever he had roast-meat, he always chose to have it for supper.