I. verb (dined; dining) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French disner, diner to eat, have a meal, from Vulgar Latin *disjejunare to break one's fast, from Latin dis- + Late Latin jejunare to fast, from Latin jejunus fasting Date: 13th century intransitive verb to take dinner — often used with on <
dine on pasta
transitive verb to give a dinner to <
wined her and dined her
II. noun Date: 15th century Scottish dinner

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  • Dine —   [daɪn], Jim, amerikanischer Maler, Grafiker und Zeichner, * Cincinnati (Ohio) 16. 6. 1935; beteiligte sich seit 1959 an der Happeningbewegung in New York, gleichzeitig gestaltete er erste Environments (»Car Crash«, 1960). In den frühen 60er… …   Universal-Lexikon

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