Dine

Definition of Dine

v. i.1.To eat the principal regular meal of the day; to take dinner.
[imp. & p. p. Dined ; p. pr. & vb. n. Dining.]
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.
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.

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