See also: Diner, dîner, and dīner

EnglishEdit

 
A diner from the outside
 
Inside a diner in the USA

EtymologyEdit

dine +‎ -er

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: dī'nər IPA(key): /ˈdaɪnə(ɹ)/
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  • Rhymes: -aɪnə(ɹ)

NounEdit

diner (plural diners)

  1. One who dines.
    • 1922, Ben Travers, chapter 5, in A Cuckoo in the Nest:
      The most rapid and most seductive transition in all human nature is that which attends the palliation of a ravenous appetite. [] Can those harmless but refined fellow-diners be the selfish cads whose gluttony and personal appearance so raised your contemptuous wrath on your arrival?
    • 1983, Calvin Trillin, Third Helpings
      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.
  2. A dining car in a railroad train.
    Synonym: dining car
    • 1979, Richard Gutman, American Diner
      The diner is everybody's kitchen.
  3. 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 50s and 60s pop culture themes and playing popular music from those decades.
    Synonyms: (British) pub; see also Thesaurus:restaurant

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BretonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin denarius.

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diner ?

  1. denary

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin dēnārius. Doublet of dinar.

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diner m (plural diners)

  1. (usually in the plural) money

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French dîner, from Middle French [Term?], from Old French disner.

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diner n (plural diners, diminutive dinertje n)

  1. dinner, supper

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diner

  1. Alternative spelling of dîner

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diner

  1. Alternative form of dyner

PortugueseEdit

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diner m (plural diners)

  1. diner (a small and inexpensive type of restaurant)

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diner

  1. Alternative form of dner