- [C][U]正餐,主餐 main meal of the day
- [C]宴会 formal social gathering at which this meal is eaten
- 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"
- a party of people assembled to have dinner together;
"guests should never be late to a dinner party"
- It is now his turn to set me up to a nice dinner.
- We invite her to have Thanksgiving dinner with us.
- Because my husband has gone to a stag dinner, I have to stay at home alone.
- Tell the guests not to dress for dinner.
- Almost an hour has passed since the dinner started.
- This is a celebrity fundraising dinner.
- They're at dinner.
Dinner is usually at 8 p.m. in England.
Don't watch TV while you're taking dinner.
You timed your arrival well, we were just going to have dinner.
I haven't had dinner yet.
We usually have dinner at six.
He ate a big dinner.
Her mother served me a very good dinner.
He accepted going to a dinner with us.
He was accompanied to a dinner by his friend.
He took her into a dinner.
The dinner was completely spoiled.
The dinner set me back 50 yuan .
She will have a speech with me after dinner.
We all washed up after dinner.
He ate every savoury morsel of a delectable stew at the dinner.
She persisted in reading the newspaper at the dinner.
Please prepare the table for dinner.
A telephone let him leave the home in the middle of dinner.
He ate every bit of his dinner.
I have a fancy for some wine with my dinner.
He had missed four dinners in succession.
The children have to pay for their school dinners.
The Parent-Teacher Association dinner will take place tomorrow at 8 o'clock.
The dinner and speeches occupied more than three hours.
We invited our new neighbours to dinner as a gesture of friendship.
She offered to treat them to dinner.
Did you take his invitation to dinner?
Will you let me know if you can't come to dinner?
He showed me kindness in the shape of an invitation to dinner.
I shall not ask him to dinner again in a hurry.
He is the host at the dinner.
At the testimonial dinner everyone flattered him shamelessly.
At the dinner, we all raised our glasses to the eighty-year-old man, wishing him a happy birthday.
I met with an old friend at a dinner party.
I was fortunate enough to meet Mary at dinner.
Are you wearing a black or white tie at the dinner?
He dressed for dinner.
Dinner is at eight so they all went to dress for dinner.
She powdered her face before going to dinner.
They often give dinners in honor of their guests.
The firm is giving a dinner in honour of her retirement.
The firm is holding an important dinner.
She came in to announce dinner.
Dinner is on the table.
I didn't reckon with having to cook dinner for twenty unexpected guests.
John was really hungry and ate much dinner.
It's a pretty state of affairs when I come home from work and you haven't even cooked my dinner!
I've cooked a nice dinner for you.
We had quite a good dinner.
- ask sb to dinner 请某人吃饭
- attend a dinner 出席宴会
- bring a dinner 带饭
- come to dinner 来(和某人)共餐
- cook a dinner 做饭
- eat a dinner 吃饭
- give a dinner 设宴招待某人
- have a dinner 进餐,吃饭
- hold a dinner 摆宴席,设宴
- invite sb to dinner 请某人吃饭,请某人赴宴
- make dinner 做饭
- order a dinner 订饭,预订宴席
- prepare dinner 做饭
- provide a dinner 提供膳食
- serve a dinner 提供正餐
- share a dinner 共餐
- comfortable dinner 美餐
- early dinner 午间正餐,午饭
- excellent dinner 盛宴
- good dinner 丰盛的正餐
- late dinner 晚餐
- nice dinner 美好的饭菜
- plain dinner 便饭,便宴
- poor dinner 不丰盛的正餐
- regular dinner 一般正餐
- well-cooked dinner 烹饪考究的宴席
- dinner fork 餐叉
- dinner hour 正餐时间
- dinner knife 餐刀
- dinner party 宴会,聚餐会
- dinner place 餐盘
- dinner table 餐桌
- dinner theatre 餐馆剧院
- dinner things 餐具,碗筷
Sunday dinner was a joint, two veg. and pudding affair, far superior to our weekday lunches or evening meals.出自：Day Lewis
Speeches made by my uncle at charitable dinners.出自：G. B. Shaw
- 作为表示餐名的名词, dinner可用作可数名词,也可用作不可数名词。其前通常不加冠词,若有定语修饰时可加不定冠词,特指某次正餐时还可加定冠词(当然也可省略)。作“宴会”解时是可数名词,其前可加冠词。dinner之前有after, at, before, during, for等介词时,通常不加冠词。
- 吃正餐可用动词have, take或eat。
- dinner, breakfast, lunch, meal, supper, tea
这组词均为餐名,一般不加冠词。其区别是：dinner指正餐,多在晚上吃,也可指宴会; breakfast指早餐; lunch指午餐; meal指任何一餐; supper指晚餐; tea在英国,指下午茶。例如:He asked me to dinner tonight.他邀请我今天晚上吃饭。The dinner we had was excellent.我们吃的晚餐很丰盛。I hope you will honour us with your presence at the dinner.我希望您能光临此次晚宴。I have breakfast at seven.我在7点吃早餐。We have lunch at noon.我们在中午吃午饭。He had a light meal at home.他在家吃了顿便餐。I have supper at six.我6点吃晚饭。They are having tea in the garden.他们正在园子里喝下午茶。
- dinner, banquet
这两个词的共同意思是“宴会”。其区别是：dinner的规模可大可小,可以是正式举行的宴会,也可以是便宴小酌; 可以是社交性的,也可以是家人团聚。banquet指正式招待某人或庆祝某事件而举行的盛大宴会,饭前多有人致词,场面豪华,多为美酒珍肴。例如:A victory banquet was served in the dinning room.餐厅里举行庆祝胜利的宴会。
- Have you had dinner yet?(BrE)
- Have you eaten dinner yet?(AmE)
- What time do you have dinner?(BrE)
- What time do you eat dinner?(AmE)
- have dinner 吃晚饭
- have a dinner 举行宴会
- banquet feast dinner party
误 Shall we ask him to the dinner?
正 Shall we ask him to dinner?
析 to dinner是固定用法,不能加定冠词the。像这样的短语还有at dinner, before dinner, after dinner等。
- ☆ 直接源自古英语的dienn；最初源自古法语的disenr，意为吃饭，进餐。