As nouns the difference between dining and canteen
is that dining
is eating dinner as a social function while canteen
is a small cafeteria or snack bar, especially one in a military establishment, school, or place of work.
As a verb dining
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
Eating dinner as a social function.
* 1869 , The XIX Century (volume 1, page 6)
Entertaining someone to dinner.
- For my own part I preferred to remain with the ship, and I am now glad that I did so, for the welcome we received at Havana; the cheering crowds upon the quay; the friends we met and made; the dinings in and dinings out
a small cafeteria or snack bar, especially one in a military establishment, school, or place of work
a temporary or mobile used in an emergency or on a film location etc
a box with compartments for storing eating utensils, silverware etc
a military mess kit
a water bottle used by a soldier or camper
* canteen culture