1. The principal meal of the day, eaten in some countries about midday, but in others (especially in the U. S. and in large cities) at a later hour.
2. An entertainment; a feast.
A grand political dinner. --Tennyson.
Note: ☞ Dinner is much used, in an obvious sense, either adjectively or as the first part of a compound; as, dinner time, or dinner-time, dinner bell, dinner hour, etc.
n 1: the main meal of the day served in the evening or at midday;
"dinner will be at 8"; "on Sundays they had a large
dinner when they returned from church"
2: a party of people assembled to have dinner together; "guests
should never be late to a dinner party" [syn: dinner