dine

dine

[dahyn]
verb (used without object), dined, dining.
1.
to eat the principal meal of the day; have dinner.
2.
to take any meal.
verb (used with object), dined, dining.
3.
to entertain at dinner.
noun
4.
Scot. dinner.
Verb phrases
5.
dine out, to take a meal, especially the principal or more formal meal of the day, away from home, as in a hotel or restaurant: They dine out at least once a week.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English dinen < Anglo-French, Old French di(s)ner < Vulgar Latin *disjējūnāre to break one's fast, equivalent to Latin dis- dis-1 + Late Latin jējūnāre to fast; see jejune

predine, verb (used without object), predined, predining.

deign, dine.
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Dine

[dahyn]
noun
James ("Jim") born 1935, U.S. painter.
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dine (daɪn)
 
vb
1.  (intr) to eat dinner
2.  (intr; often foll by on, off, or upon) to make one's meal (of): the guests dined upon roast beef
3.  informal (tr) to entertain to dinner (esp in the phrase wine and dine someone)
 
[C13: from Old French disner, contracted from Vulgar Latin disjējūnāre (unattested) to cease fasting, from dis- not + Late Latin jējūnāre to fast; see jejune]

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dine
c.1300, from O.Fr. disner, originally "take the first meal of the day," from stem of Gallo-Romance *desjunare "to break one's fast," from L. dis- "undo" + L.L. jejunare "to fast," from L. jejunus "fasting, hungry."
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Dine definition


(Gen. 43:16). It was the custom in Egypt to dine at noon. But it is probable that the Egyptians took their principal meal in the evening, as was the general custom in the East (Luke 14:12).

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Idioms & Phrases

dine

In addition to the idiom beginning with dine, also see eat (dine) out; wine and dine.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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