Diner vs Supper - What's the difference?

diner | supper |


As nouns the difference between diner and supper

is that diner is agent noun of dine; one who dines; one who eats a meal, especially dinner while supper is food consumed before going to bed.

As a verb supper is

to consume a snack before retiring.

diner

English

Noun

(wikipedia diner) (en noun)
  • One who dines, an eater.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Ben Travers)
  • , chapter=5, title= A Cuckoo in the Nest , passage=The most rapid and most seductive transition in all human nature is that which attends the palliation of a ravenous appetite.
  • * (Calvin Trillin) (1935-)
  • When it comes to Chinese food I have always operated under the policy that the less known about the preparation the better. A wise diner who is invited to visit the kitchen replies by saying, as politely as possible, that he has a pressing engagement elsewhere.
  • A dining car in a railroad train.
  • * Richard Gutman
  • The diner is everybody's kitchen.
  • A typically small restaurant, usually modeled after a railroad dining car, that serves lower-class fare, normally having a counter with stools along one side and booths on the other, and often decorated in pop culture themes and playing popular music from those decades.
  • Synonyms

    * (rail car) dining car * (sense) pub

    Hyponyms

    * (expert) deipnosophist

    supper

    English

    (wikipedia supper)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Food consumed before going to bed.
  • Any meal eaten in the evening; dinner eaten in the evening, rather than at noon.
  • A meal from a chip shop consisting of a deep-fried food with chips.
  • a fish supper'''; a pizza '''supper
  • A drinker, especially one who drinks slowly (i.e., one who sups).
  • Derived terms

    * kitchen supper * Last Supper * Lord's Supper

    See also

    * Meals

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To consume a snack before retiring.
  • To eat dinner (see above).
  • Anagrams

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