Supper vs Dine - What's the difference?

supper | dine |

As verbs the difference between supper and dine

is that supper is to consume a snack before retiring while dine is to eat; to eat dinner or supper.

As a noun supper

is food consumed before going to bed.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



(wikipedia supper)


(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


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

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  • to eat; to eat dinner or supper
  • (obsolete) To give a dinner to; to furnish with the chief meal; to feed.
  • A table massive enough to have dined Johnnie Armstrong and his merry men. — Sir Walter Scott.
  • (obsolete) To dine upon; to have to eat.
  • What wol ye dine ? — Chaucer.


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