Dine v. i. [imp. & p. p. Dined p. pr. & vb. n. Dining.] To eat the principal regular meal of the day; to take dinner.
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.
Dine, 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. [Obs.] “What will ye dine.”
v 1: have supper; eat dinner; "We often dine with friends in this
2: give dinner to; host for dinner; "I'm wining and dining my
(Gen. 43:16). It was the custom in Egypt to dine at noon. But it
is probable that the Egyptians took their principal meal in the
evening, as was the general custom in the East (Luke 14:12).