2. [syn: dinner, dinner party]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
dinner \din"ner\, n. [F. d[^i]ner, fr. d[^i]ner to dine. See
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,
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
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,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
63 Moby Thesaurus words for "dinner":
Kaffeeklatsch, TV dinner, alfresco meal, ball, banquet, barbecue,
blowout, breakfast, brunch, buffet supper, clambake,
cocktail party, coffee break, coffee klatch, collation, cookout,
costume party, diner, dinner party, donation party, elevenses,
entertainment, feast, festival, festivity, fete, fish fry,
garden party, hen party, high tea, hot luncheon, house party,
house-raising, housewarming, junket, lawn party, lunch, luncheon,
mash, mask, masque, masquerade, masquerade party, meat breakfast,
party, petit dejeuner, picnic, regale, shindig, shindy, shower,
smoker, spread, stag, stag party, supper, surprise party, tea,
tea break, teatime, tiffin, wiener roast, wienie roast