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Webster 1913 Edition


Dining

Din′ing

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Noun.
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Adj.
from
Dine
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Adj.
☞ Used either adjectively or as the first part of a compound; as, dining hall or dining-hall, dining room, dining table, etc.

Webster 1828 Edition


Dining

DINING

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ppr.
Eating the principal meal in the day.

Definition 2022


dining

dining

English

Noun

dining (countable and uncountable, plural dinings)

  1. Eating dinner as a social function.
    • 1869, The XIX Century (volume 1, page 6)
      For my own part I preferred to remain with the ship, and I am now glad that I did so, for the welcome we received at Havana; the cheering crowds upon the quay; the friends we met and made; the dinings in and dinings out []
  2. Entertaining someone to dinner.

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Verb

dining

  1. present participle of dine

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