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Noun1.dining-room - a room used for diningdining-room - a room used for dining    
buffet, sideboard, counter - a piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining room; has shelves and drawers
dining-hall - a large room at a college or university; used especially for dining
dining-room table - dining-room furniture consisting of a table on which meals can be served
dwelling, dwelling house, habitation, home, abode, domicile - housing that someone is living in; "he built a modest dwelling near the pond"; "they raise money to provide homes for the homeless"
mess hall, mess - a (large) military dining room where service personnel eat or relax
room - an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling; "the rooms were very small but they had a nice view"
triclinium - a dining room (especially a dining room containing a dining table with couches along three sides)
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(dain) verb
to have dinner. We shall dine at half-past eight.
ˈdiner noun
1. a person who dines. The diners ran from the restaurant when the fire started.
2. a restaurant car on a train.
3. (American) a small inexpensive restaurant.
ˈdining-room noun
a room used mainly for eating in.
ˈdining table noun
a table round which people sit to eat.
dine on
to have for one's dinner. They dined on lobster and champagne.
dine out
to have dinner somewhere other than one's own house eg in a restaurant or at the house of friends etc.
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References in classic literature ?
Early one morning I was standing near the dining-room door listening to the complaints of the students.
And when they had gone into the ship's dining-room and were having tea, Dab-Dab came up behind the Doctor's chair and whispered.
But Philip was more comfortable in the kitchen than in the dining-room, and, whenever he could, he took his toys and played there.
On the left-hand side of the passage there was a drawing-room situated at the back of the house, and communicating with a dining-room in the front.
Fentolin, on leaving the dining-room, steered his chair with great precision through the open, wrought-iron doors of a small lift at the further end of the hall, which Doctor Sarson, who stepped in with him, promptly directed to the second floor.
The dining-room was in the good taste of the period.
Next evening there was no William in the dining-room, and I thought I knew what had happened.
As his casual glance wandered into the officers' dining-room, Tarzan saw something which brought a look of interest to his eyes.
In the middle of a crashing waltz, d'Arnault suddenly began to play softly, and, turning to one of the men who stood behind him, whispered, `Somebody dancing in there.' He jerked his bullet-head toward the dining-room. `I hear little feet--girls, I spect.'
I peeped through a crack of the dining-room door, and see the men that was watching the corpse all sound asleep on their chairs.
Of the four inhabitable rooms which were all at the admiral's disposal during the day -- that is to say, of the dining-room, the library, the morning-room, and the drawing-room opening out of the vestibule -- the library appeared to be the apartment in which, if he had a preference, he passed the greater part of his time.
After an interval the second voice made itself heard again, advancing nearer to the dining-room: "Are you there, aunt?" it asked cautiously.