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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Dining \Din"ing\, n. & a.
     from {Dine}, a.
     [1913 Webster]
     Note: Used either adjectively or as the first part of a
           compound; as, dining hall or dining-hall, dining room,

           dining table, etc.
           [1913 Webster] dining-hall

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Dine \Dine\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Dined}; p. pr. & vb. n.
     {Dining}.] [F. d[^i]ner, OF. disner, LL. disnare, contr. fr.
     an assumed disjunare; dis- + an assumed junare (OF. juner) to
     fast, for L. jejunare, fr. jejunus fasting. See {Jejune}, and
     cf. {Dinner}, {D?jeuner}.]
     To eat the principal regular meal of the day; to take dinner.
     [1913 Webster]
           Now can I break my fast, dine, sup, and sleep. --Shak.
     [1913 Webster]
     {To dine with Duke Humphrey}, to go without dinner; -- a
        phrase common in Elizabethan literature, said to be from
        the practice of the poor gentry, who beguiled the dinner
        hour by a promenade near the tomb of Humphrey, Duke of
        Gloucester, in Old Saint Paul's.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

       n : the act of eating dinner

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]:

  79 Moby Thesaurus words for "dining":
     appetite, cannibal, cannibalism, cannibalistic, carnivorism,
     carnivority, carnivorous, carnivorousness, chewing, commensal,
     consumption, cropping, deglutition, devouring, devourment,
     dietetic, dieting, eating, epulation, feasting, feeding,
     flesh-eating, fruitarian, gastronomic, gluttonous, gluttony,
     gobbling, grain-eating, graminivorous, granivorous, grass-eating,
     grazing, herbivorism, herbivority, herbivorous, herbivorousness,
     hunger, ingestion, insect-eating, insectivorous, lactovegetarian,
     licking, man-eating, manducation, mastication, meat-eating, mensal,
     messing, munching, nibbling, nourishing, nutrition, nutritious,
     omnivorism, omnivorous, omnivorousness, omophagous, omophagy,
     pantophagous, pantophagy, pasture, pasturing, pecking, phytivorous,
     phytophagous, plant-eating, postprandial, prandial, predacious,
     preprandial, regalement, relishing, rumination, savoring, tasting,
     vegetable-eating, vegetarian, vegetarianism, wolfing

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