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v. dined, din·ing, dines
To have dinner.
To give dinner to; entertain at dinner: wined and dined the visiting senators.

[Middle English dinen, from Old French diner, disner, from Vulgar Latin *disiūnāre, from *disiēiūnāre : Latin dis-, dis- + Latin iēiūnium, fast.]


1. (used with a pl. verb) The Navajo people.
2. The Navajo language.

[Navajo, the people.]
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Rare. the art or science of dining. — aristologist, n.
an abnormal fear of dining and dinner conversation.
the art of dinner conversation. — deipnosophist, n.
household linen collectively, especially tablecloths and napkins.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dining - the act of eating dinnerdining - the act of eating dinner    
eating, feeding - the act of consuming food
Dutch treat - a dinner where each person pays for his own
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[ˈdaɪnɪŋ] CPD dining car Ncoche m comedor, vagón m restaurante
dining hall Ncomedor m, refectorio m
dining room Ncomedor m
dining table Nmesa f de comedor
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dining car
nSpeisewagen m
dining chair
nEsszimmerstuhl m
dining hall
nSpeisesaal m
dining room
nEsszimmer nt; (in hotel) → Speiseraum m
dining table
nEsstisch m
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References in classic literature ?
"Are there many people dining there to-night?" he asked.
"I'm dining with my uncle," Granet replied, quickly.
For the next sixty-nine evenings he would be dining in cheviot and worsted at dubious table d'hotes , at whirlwind lunch counters, on sandwiches and beer in his hall-bedroom.
No provision had been made in the new building for a kitchen and dining room; but we discovered that by digging out a large amount of earth from under the building we could make a partially lighted basement room that could be used for a kitchen and dining room.
Bedford--whom I have already spoken of as one of our trustees, and a devoted friend of the institution--was visiting the school, he was given a bedroom immediately over the dining room.
And still, as at first, howsoever, the dining circle widens, it is to be observed that all the diners are consistent in appearing to go to the Veneerings, not to dine with Mr and Mrs Veneering (which would seem to be the last thing in their minds), but to dine with one another.
Perhaps, after all,--who knows?--Veneering may find this dining, though expensive, remunerative, in the sense that it makes champions.
Miss Hoole is calling you to tea," she said, tearing the children form her, and sending them off to the dining room.
"Well," said she to herself, "this is most strange!After I had got him off so well, to chuse to go into company, and leave Harriet ill behind!Most strange indeed!But there is, I believe, in many men, especially single men, such an inclination such a passion for dining outa dinner engagement is so high in the class of their pleasures, their employments, their dignities, almost their duties, that any thing gives way to itand this must be the case with Mr.
Coquenard did not carry his genealogical investigations any further; but withdrawing his anxious look from the chest and fixing it upon Porthos, he contented himself with saying, "Monsieur our cousin will do us the favor of dining with us once before his departure for the campaign, will he not, Madame Coquenard?"
At this moment the door of the dining room unclosed with a creak, and Porthos perceived through the half-open flap the little clerk who, not being allowed to take part in the feast, ate his dry bread in the passage with the double odor of the dining room and kitchen.
Many a time have I deferred dining several minutes that I might have the attendance of this ingrate.