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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Dine


DINE, verb intransitive [Latin , to cease. Gr., to feast.] To eat the chief meal of the day. This meal seems originally to have been taken about the middle of the day, at least in northern climates, as it still is by laboring people. Among people in the higher walks of life, and in commercial towns, the time of dining is from tow to five or six oclock in the afternoon.

DINE, verb transitive To give a dinner to; to furnish with the principal meal; to feed; as, the landlord dined a hundred men.