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.]
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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
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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.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
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.
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
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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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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
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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.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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?
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

supper

[ˈsʌpəʳ] n (evening meal) → cena; (late-night snack) → spuntino
to have supper → cenare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

supper

n. cena, la comida.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

supper

n cena
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Sing Lee who stood just without the trap door through which he was about to pass Professor Maxon's evening meal to him could not be blamed for overhearing the conversation, though it may have been culpable in him in making no effort to divulge his presence, and possibly equally unpraiseworthy, as well as lacking in romance, to attribute the doctor's avowal to his knowledge of the heavy chest.
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Here in the great hall, when work was done and the evening meal over, were gathered all the monks and their guests.
"Madame," said he, in a grave tone, still partaking something of the timid child, "monsieur le cardinal will tell you that during my minority the affairs of France were in jeopardy, -- and that if I had been older, and obliged to take sword in hand, it would sometimes have been for the evening meal."
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