Eat vs Dining - What's the difference?

eat | dining |


As verbs the difference between eat and dining

is that eat is to ingest; to be ingested while dining is .

As a noun dining is

eating dinner as a social function.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

eat

English

Verb

  • To ingest; to be ingested.
  • #(lb) To consume (something solid or semi-solid, usually food) by putting it into the mouth and swallowing it.
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  • #*:At twilight in the summer there is never anybody to fear—man, woman, or cat—in the chambers and at that hour the mice come out. They do not eat' parchment or foolscap or red tape, but they ' eat the luncheon crumbs.
  • #*{{quote-book, year=1959, author=(Georgette Heyer), title=(The Unknown Ajax), chapter=1
  • , passage=But Richmond
  • #(senseid) To consume a meal.
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  • # To be eaten.
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  • To use up.
  • #(lb) To destroy, consume, or use up.
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  • #*(William Makepeace Thackeray) (1811-1863)
  • #*:His wretched estate is eaten up with mortgages.
  • # To damage, destroy, or fail to eject a removable part or an inserted object.
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  • #*(Bruce Willis) in the movie (The Last Boy Scout)
  • #*:No! There's a problem with the cassette player. Don't press fast forward or it eats the tape!
  • # To consume money or (other instruents of value, such as a token) deposited or inserted by a user, while failing to either provide the intended product or service, or return the payment.
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  • #*From the movie
  • #*:Hey! This stupid [soda vending] machine ate my quarter.
  • To cause (someone) to worry.
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  • To take the loss in a transaction.
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  • *From the movie (Midnight Run)
  • *:I have to have him in court tomorrow, if he doesn't show up, I forfeit the bond and I have to eat the $300,000.
  • (lb) To corrode or erode.
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  • To perform oral sex on someone.
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  • Synonyms

    * (consume) consume, swallow; see also * (cause to worry) bother, disturb, worry * (eat a meal) dine, breakfast, chow down, feed one's face, have one's breakfast/lunch/dinner/supper/tea, lunch

    Derived terms

    * don't shit where you eat * eater * eat crow * eatery, eaterie * eat humble pie * eat in * eating * eat into * eat like a bird * eat like a horse * eat like a pig * eat my shorts * eat one's hat * eat one's Wheaties * eat one's words * eat out * eat pussy * eats * eat shit and die * eat someone alive * eat someone's lunch * eat up * eatworthy * pie-eater * you are what you eat * what's eating you?

    See also

    * drink * food * edible

    Statistics

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    dining

    English

    Noun

  • Eating dinner as a social function.
  • * 1869 , The XIX Century (volume 1, page 6)
  • 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
  • Entertaining someone to dinner.
  • Verb

    (head)
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