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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dine  \Dine\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dined};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Dining}.]  [F.  d[^i]ner,  OF  disner,  LL  disnare  contr.  fr 
  an  assumed  disjunare  dis-  +  an  assumed  junare  (OF.  juner)  to 
  fast  for  L.  jejunare  fr  jejunus  fasting.  See  {Jejune},  and 
  cf  {Dinner},  {D?jeuner}.] 
  To  eat  the  principal  regular  meal  of  the  day  to  take  dinner. 
 
  Now  can  I  break  my  fast  dine,  sup,  and  sleep.  --Shak. 
 
  {To  dine  with  Duke  Humphrey},  to  go  without  dinner;  --  a 
  phrase  common  in  Elizabethan  literature,  said  to  be  from 
  the  practice  of  the  poor  gentry,  who  beguiled  the  dinner 
  hour  by  a  promenade  near  the  tomb  of  Humphrey,  Duke  of 
  Gloucester,  in  Old  Saint  Paul's. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dine  \Dine\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  give  a  dinner  to  to  furnish  with  the  chief  meal;  to 
  feed;  as  to  dine  a  hundred  men. 
 
  A  table  massive  enough  to  have  dined  Johnnie 
  Armstrong  and  his  merry  men.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  2.  To  dine  upon  to  have  to  eat.  [Obs.]  ``What  will  ye 
  dine.''  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dine 
  v  1:  have  supper;  eat  dinner  [syn:  {sup}] 
  2:  give  dinner  to  host  for  dinner;  "I'm  wining  and  dining  my 
  friends"  [syn:  {sup}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Dine 
  (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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