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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.]


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.
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


[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


dining car
nSpeisewagen m
dining chair
nEsszimmerstuhl m
dining hall
nSpeisesaal m
dining room
nEsszimmer nt; (in hotel) → Speiseraum m
dining table
nEsstisch m
References in classic literature ?
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.
I'm dining with my uncle," Granet replied, quickly.
But she gazes beyond the salon, back into the big dining hall, where the white crepe myrtle grows.
Not till Felix comes to her in the chamber above the dining hall--there where that trumpet vine hangs--comes to say good-by to her.
Many a time have I deferred dining several minutes that I might have the attendance of this ingrate.
I date his lapse from one evening when I was dining by the window.
The casket of the skull is broken into with an axe, and the two plump, whitish lobes being withdrawn (precisely resembling two large puddings), they are then mixed with flour, and cooked into a most delectable mess, in flavor somewhat resembling calves' head, which is quite a dish among some epicures; and every one knows that some young bucks among the epicures, by continually dining upon calves' brains, by and by get to have a little brains of their own, so as to be able to tell a calf's head from their own heads; which, indeed, requires uncommon discrimination.
Count Ilya Rostov, hurried and preoccupied, went about in his soft boots between the dining and drawing rooms, hastily greeting the important and unimportant, all of whom he knew, as if they were all equals, while his eyes occasionally sought out his fine well-set-up young son, resting on him and winking joyfully at him.
The door opened, and from the dining room came the resounding strains of the polonaise:
A WOLF passing a Shepherd's hut looked in and saw the shepherds dining.
At dinner time (there were always a few people dining with the Karenins) there arrived an old lady, a cousin of Alexey Alexandrovitch, the chief secretary of the department and his wife, and a young man who had been recommended to Alexey Alexandrovitch for the service.