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English definition of “dinner”

dinner

noun uk   /ˈdɪn.ər/ us    //
A1 [C or U] the main meal of the day, usually the meal you eat in the evening but sometimes, in Britain, the meal eaten in the middle of the day: We were just having (our) dinner. We had some friends round for dinner on Saturday. a romantic candlelit dinner
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[C usually singular] a formal social occasion in the evening at which a meal is served: They held a dinner to celebrate his retirement. a charity/society dinnerCelebrations, parties and special occasionsSpecific holidays and festivals
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