After-dinner
After-dinner Aft"er-din`ner, n. The time just after dinner. ``An after-dinner's sleep.'' --Shak. [Obs.] -- a. Following dinner; post-prandial; as, an after-dinner nap. [1913 Webster]

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  • after-dinner — (adj.) 1730, from AFTER (Cf. after) + DINNER (Cf. dinner) …   Etymology dictionary

  • after-dinner — /af teuhr din euhr, ahf /, adj. immediately following dinner: an after dinner speech. [1570 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • after-dinner — /af teuhr din euhr, ahf /, adj. immediately following dinner: an after dinner speech. [1570 80] …   Useful english dictionary

  • after-dinner — adj. After dinner is used with these nouns: ↑conversation, ↑drink, ↑speaker, ↑speech, ↑walk …   Collocations dictionary

  • after-dinner — after the evening meal …   English contemporary dictionary

  • after dinner rest a while, after supper walk a mile — The sense turns on the fact that dinner is a heavy meal, while supper is a light one. The precept was current in medieval Latin: post prandium stabis, post coenam ambulabis, after luncheon you will stand still, after supper you will walk about.… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • after-dinner speech — /aftə dɪnə ˈspitʃ/ (say ahftuh dinuh speech) noun a speech of an entertaining, motivating, or ceremonial nature, given when the main part of a formal dinner is over. Also, after dinner talk. –after dinner speaker, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • after-dinner speech — noun A public address event that is traditionally spoken after a dinner, and meant to take an important topic and make greater sense of it through the use of humor that is relevant to the idea presented …   Wiktionary

  • after-dinner mint — /aftə ˈdɪnə mɪnt/ (say ahftuh dinuh mint) noun a peppermint flavoured chocolate, sometimes served after a formal dinner …   Australian English dictionary

  • after-dinner cup — noun : demitasse …   Useful english dictionary

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