Definition of Dining

1. Noun. The act of eating dinner.

Generic synonyms: Eating, Feeding
Specialized synonyms: Dutch Treat
Derivative terms: Dine

Definition of Dining

1. n. & a. from Dine, a.

Definition of Dining

1. Noun. Eating dinner as a social function ¹

2. Noun. Entertaining someone to dinner ¹

3. Verb. (present participle of dine) ¹

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Definition of Dining

1. dine [v] - See also: dine

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dining

dingy skipper
dingy skippers
dining (current term)
dining-room attendant
dining area
dining at the Y
dining car
dining companion
dining compartment
dining facilities
dining facility
dining hall
dining leaf
dining needle

Literary usage of Dining

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1. Report of the Committee on Inquiry Into the Departments of Health, Charities by New York (N.Y.). Board of estimate and apportionment. Committee on inquiry into the Departments of health, charities, and Bellevue and allied hospitals, George McAneny, Henry Collier Wright (1913)
"In the staff dining room the cereal is served from the pantry in individual dishes, ... The staff dining room gives a choice of several kinds of cereal, ..."

2. The Parliamentary Debatesby Great Britain Parliament, Thomas Curson Hansard by Great Britain Parliament, Thomas Curson Hansard (1821)
"ing through the dining-room, but I must heve gone just into the angle of it ... Then you did not pass through the dining- room, but only by an angle PI ..."

3. The Potato: A Compilation of Information from Every Available Source by Eugene H. Grubb, William Sumner Guilford (1912)
"Such men as JF Smart of the dining-car service on the New York Central Lines; Sam Dutton of the Albany Hotel, and Col. Morse of the Brown Palace Hotel, ..."

4. The Works of A. Conan Doyle by Arthur Conan Doyle (1902)
"CHAPTER XXXVIII THE dining HALL OF SAINTE MARIE WHAT had occurred is easily explained. The watchers in the windows at the front found that it was more than ..."

5. Marketing and Housework Manual by S. Agnes Donham (1917)
"CHAPTER IX THE dining ROOM, PANTRY AND DISH WASHING Equipment: Care of dining Room Pantry Sinks or pans for washing and draining dishes. Soap shaker. ..."

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