dine


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dine \Dine\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Dined; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Dining.] [F. d[^i]ner, OF. disner, LL. disnare, contr. fr.
   an assumed disjunare; dis- + an assumed junare (OF. juner) to
   fast, for L. jejunare, fr. jejunus fasting. See Jejune, and
   cf. Dinner, D?jeuner.]
   To eat the principal regular meal of the day; to take dinner.
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         Now can I break my fast, dine, sup, and sleep. --Shak.
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   To dine with Duke Humphrey, to go without dinner; -- a
      phrase common in Elizabethan literature, said to be from
      the practice of the poor gentry, who beguiled the dinner
      hour by a promenade near the tomb of Humphrey, Duke of
      Gloucester, in Old Saint Paul's.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dine \Dine\, v. t.
   1. To give a dinner to; to furnish with the chief meal; to
      feed; as, to dine a hundred men.
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            A table massive enough to have dined Johnnie
            Armstrong and his merry men.          --Sir W.
                                                  Scott.
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   2. To dine upon; to have to eat. [Obs.] "What will ye dine."
      --Chaucer.
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