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  3  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]: 
 
  Dining  \Din"ing\,  n.  &  a. 
  from  {Dine},  a. 
 
  Note:  Used  either  adjectively  or  as  the  first  part  of  a 
  compound;  as  dining  hall  or  dining-hall,  dining  room 
  dining  table,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dining 
  n  :  the  act  of  eating  dinner 




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