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1The main meal of the day, taken either around midday or in the evening.
- ‘I was going to meet Jimmy for dinner on his last night in town.’
- ‘"Dad, I think we should invite him over for dinner sometime soon.’
- ‘You celebrate cozy dinners and candlelight evenings with family and loved ones.’
- ‘I was a bit stuck for what to get for dinner on Monday night.’
- ‘When Mason goes out, he treats his friends to a steak dinner at an attractive restaurant.’
- ‘I have plans to go into central London tomorrow evening for dinner with friends.’
- ‘Or the bathtub wasn't cleaned, dinner not ready by the time he got home.’
- ‘"You need to come over for dinner sometime, " she assured him.’
- ‘A candlelit dinner at the beachfront restaurant is sure to provide the perfect end to the day.’
- ‘Going out to dinner with friends is fine; everyone needs a study break.’
- ‘A delicious dinner was served along the poolside and games were played after that.’
- ‘The holidays bring with them thoughts of carving and serving delicious turkey dinners to your family and friends.’
- ‘The research also puts beyond doubt the notion that the sit-down family Sunday dinner is dying out.’
- ‘We've just finished dinner at an Indian restaurant on Pico, not far from my apartment.’
- ‘They receive subsidised breakfast, lunch and dinners if they have to work late.’
- ‘The zucchini is starting to produce and summer salads are a staple of evening dinners.’
- ‘This includes luxury coach, motel accommodation, three breakfasts and dinners plus one lunch.’
- ‘One day after receiving her pay, Chen went for dinner with her friends.’
- ‘She made certain she had the room key and headed for the main building where she could have a late dinner.’
- ‘Your mum would have a nice dinner cooked for you.’
- 1.1A formal evening meal, typically one in honour of a person or event.
- ‘The new branch will be holding a range of social events including a special dinner.’
- ‘He was speaking at a fundraising dinner dance for the Dominican Convent school for girls at Savoy Hotel in Ndola.’
- ‘The function is the annual fundraising gala dinner and dance that took off with great success last year.’
- ‘They do fund-raising dinners, put their names to all sorts of events and this month have done a couple of books.’
- ‘In other words, he was responsible for formal receptions - known as levees - and dinners.’
- ‘She met country women who could cope with high society dinners and also help on the farm and feed shearers.’
- ‘Over 100 people attended its celebratory dinner held on Thursday.’
- ‘The magnificent surroundings of Ripon Cathedral will form the backdrop to a black-tie gourmet dinner in September for 220 guests.’
- ‘The dining hall is usually reserved for the weekly formal dinners and breakfast buffets.’
- ‘Bacon had to carry on with the reception and dinners in his honour.’
- ‘But Grace looked like a goddess for Judy's engagement dinner on Friday night.’
- ‘At dinners given by Napoleon III the most honoured guests had aluminium cutlery; the others got gold or silver.’
- ‘Some conferences have scheduled social events or dinners one of the nights of the conference.’
- ‘After a formal dinner including haggis the mayor talked about his hopes for the town.’
- ‘The idea of holding a series of dinners, similar to the first event, was agreed upon.’
- ‘On Monday April 2, Amor Restaurant held its 7th anniversary charity dinner, which was a roaring success.’
- ‘Our team provides the best quality food to all sizes of events, from corporate dinners to weddings.’
- ‘They have many wine-lectures, gala dinners, special events and occasional offers.’
- ‘Fashion people love to celebrate though, so we often have to go to these dinners or events.’
- ‘Kaylee's mother has organised a fund-raising gala dinner at the end of the month for the organ donor campaign.’
Middle English: from Old French disner (infinitive used as a noun: see dine).
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