supperless

supper

[suhp-er]
noun
1.
the evening meal, often the principal meal of the day.
2.
any light evening meal, especially one taken late in the evening: an after-the-theater supper.
adjective
3.
of or pertaining to supper: the supper dishes.
4.
for, during, or including supper: a supper party.

Origin:
1225–75; Middle English sup(p)er < Old French souper, noun use of souper to sup1

supperless, adjective
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supper (ˈsʌpə)
 
n
1.  an evening meal, esp a light one
2.  an evening social event featuring a supper
3.  sing for one's supper to obtain something by performing a service
 
vb
4.  rare (tr) to give supper to
5.  rare (intr) to eat supper
 
[C13: from Old French soper; see sup1]
 
'supperless
 
adj

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supper
c.1275, "the last meal of the day," from O.Fr. super "supper," noun use of super "to eat the evening meal," which is of Gmc. origin (see sup (1)).
"Formerly, the last of the three meals of the day (breakfast, dinner, and supper); now applied to the last substantial meal of the day when dinner is taken in the middle of the day, or to a late meal following an early evening dinner. Supper is usually a less formal meal than late dinner." [OED]
Applied since c.1300 to the last meal of Christ.
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Supper definition


the principal meal of the day among the Jews. It was partaken of in the early part of the evening (Mark 6:21; John 12:2; 1 Cor. 11:21). (See LORD'S SUPPER.)

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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