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English definition of “supper”


noun [C/U]    /ˈsʌp·ər/
a meal eaten in the evening, esp. when eaten at home and usually the main meal of the day: [C] I usually heat a quick supper in the microwave when I get home from work. [U] She has supper on the table (= it is ready to eat).
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