Supper Sup"per, n. [OE. soper, super, OF. super, soper, F. souper; originally an infinitive, to sup, take a meal. See {Soup}, and cf. {Sup} to take supper.] A meal taken at the close of the day; the evening meal. [1913 Webster]

Note: Supper is much used in an obvious sense, either adjectively or as the first part of a compound; as, supper time or supper-time, supper bell, supper hour, etc. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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