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

  dinner \din"ner\, n. [F. d[^i]ner, fr. d[^i]ner to dine. See
     1. The principal meal of the day, eaten in some countries
        about midday, but in others (especially in the U. S. and
        in large cities) at a later hour.
        [1913 Webster]

     2. An entertainment; a feast.
        [1913 Webster]
              A grand political dinner.             --Tennyson.
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     Note: Dinner is much used, in an obvious sense, either
           adjectively or as the first part of a compound; as,
           dinner time, or dinner-time, dinner bell, dinner hour,
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

       n 1: the main meal of the day served in the evening or at midday;
            "dinner will be at 8"; "on Sundays they had a large
            dinner when they returned from church"
       2: a party of people assembled to have dinner together; "guests
          should never be late to a dinner party" [syn: {dinner

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

  63 Moby Thesaurus words for "dinner":
     Kaffeeklatsch, TV dinner, alfresco meal, ball, banquet, barbecue,
     blowout, breakfast, brunch, buffet supper, clambake,
     cocktail party, coffee break, coffee klatch, collation, cookout,
     costume party, diner, dinner party, donation party, elevenses,
     entertainment, feast, festival, festivity, fete, fish fry,
     garden party, hen party, high tea, hot luncheon, house party,
     house-raising, housewarming, junket, lawn party, lunch, luncheon,
     mash, mask, masque, masquerade, masquerade party, meat breakfast,
     party, petit dejeuner, picnic, regale, shindig, shindy, shower,
     smoker, spread, stag, stag party, supper, surprise party, tea,
     tea break, teatime, tiffin, wiener roast, wienie roast

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