|Origin:||diner, from Vulgar Latin disjejunare 'to eat after not eating for a time'|
dine [intransitive] formal
to eat dinner:
He was dining with friends at the Ritz.
➔ wine and dine somebodyat wine2
dine on/off somethingphrasal verb
We dined on lobster and strawberries.
dine outphrasal verb
to eat dinner in a restaurant or in someone else's house [↪ eat out]:
They would dine out together once a month.
2 British English informal
to keep using a story about something that has happened to you, in order to entertain people at meals