dinner Definition

the main meal of the day, typically eaten in the evening.

Using dinner: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "dinner" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    We usually have dinner at 7 pm.

  • Example

    What's for dinner tonight?

  • Example

    I'm cooking dinner for my family tonight.

dinner Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for dinner

  • supper
  • evening meal
  • main meal

Phrases with dinner

  • a social gathering where dinner is served to guests


    We're having a dinner party next Saturday.

  • the time when dinner is usually eaten


    Dinnertime is at 6 pm in our house.

  • a romantic appointment or engagement to have dinner together


    He asked her out on a dinner date.


Summary: dinner in Brief

The word 'dinner' [ˈdɪnər] refers to the main meal of the day, usually eaten in the evening. It is a common term used to describe the evening meal and can be used in phrases such as 'dinner party,' 'dinner time,' and 'dinner date.'

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