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dine out

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v dine out eat at a restaurant or at somebody else's home
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Americans spent an estimated $267 billion dining out in 1993.
    • Dine out to dine elsewhere than at home
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. disner (Fr. dîner)—Low L. disjunāre, for disjejunāre, to break one's fast—L. dis-, and jejunus, fasting (cf. Déjeuner). Others explain disnare as from decenāre—L. de, inten., and cenāre, to dine.

Usage

In literature:

Regina was looking out at the dining-room window.
"The Fallen Leaves" by Wilkie Collins
Endymion had been engaged to dine out, but had excused himself.
"Endymion" by Benjamin Disraeli
On the 21st, I returned to Boston, and went out to Cambridge to dine with Longfellow, whom I had not seen since his return from Europe.
"Passages From The American Notebooks, Volume 2" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
After they had dined, they set out on their journey to the palace of the king of the demons.
"Filipino Popular Tales" by Dean S. Fansler
He went out to the telegraph office and came back, and then Glory heard him frying his sausages on the dining-room fire.
"The Christian A Story" by Hall Caine
Come right out into the dining-room.
"The Sturdy Oak" by Samuel Merwin, et al.
Senor Puchol burst out laughing; Caesar invited him to dine with him, and gave him a sumptuous dinner with good wines.
"Cæsar or Nothing" by Pío Baroja Baroja
I wonder if I could find out first where the dining-room is.
"Frenzied Fiction" by Stephen Leacock
Why he's not Chinese I can't conceive; why he dines out every night I can.
"The Woman With The Fan" by Robert Hichens
The old iron handle was imbedded in the wall of the dining-hall, and its round knob stood out like the end of a queue.
"Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2)" by Charles Lever
As he closed it behind him, Catherine came out into the pretty old hall from the dining-room.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
I dined yesterday on what they threw out to the dogs in the meat-market.
"Nina Balatka" by Anthony Trollope
I was going out to Fulham to dine with my cousin, as I was sometimes forced to do.
"Adela Cathcart, Vol. 2" by George MacDonald
Is there any glory in dining out, in dancing, visiting, and picnicking?
"Lord Kilgobbin" by Charles Lever
But he got out of his chair and moved round the end of the desk just as the young man came out of the dining-room door.
"The Fortune Hunter" by Louis Joseph Vance
It was an uncanny dining place, but hunger soon conquers mere emotion, and I made out a meal.
"City of Endless Night" by Milo Hastings
On his way out he paused at the dining-room door.
"K" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
If the waiters would drive a few flies out of the dining-room, we wouldn't sit down quite so many at table.
"Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 24, September 10, 1870" by Various
While he was dining his pardner gathered up the blankets and crawled out.
"The Magnetic North" by Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
She had been inspected in the dining room, and bathroom, and chapel, both when she went in and when she went out.
"Ethelyn's Mistake" by Mary Jane Holmes
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In poetry:

Than out and cam the Jewis dochter,
Said, "Will ye cum in and dine?"
"I winnae cum in, I cannae cum in,
Without my play-feres nine."
"The Jew's Daughter" by Anonymous British
"They cried, 'Why, that's a jolly plan!
Who asked us out to dine?'
'Oh!' sobbed the trout, 'a fisherman,
He just dropped me a line!'"
"August" by Nancy Byrd Turner
On the very first evening, while waiting to dine,
The Colonel was taking a fine sherry wine,
When the ghost, with a furious flash and a flare,
Shot out of the chimney and shivered, 'Beware!'
"Colonel Fazackerley Butterworth-Toast" by Charles Causley
"Now tell me, Rider, noble and good,
Where does the fish stand up in the flood?
Where do they mingle the best, best wine?
And where with his knights does Vidrik dine?"
Look out, look out, Svend Vonved.
"Svend Vonved" by George Borrow
"The fish in the East stands up in the flood.
They drink in the North the wine so good.
In Halland's hall does Vidrik dine,
With his swains around, and his warriors fine."
Look out, look out, Svend Vonved.
"Svend Vonved" by George Borrow
"Where does the fish stand up in the flood?
And where is the bird that's redder than blood?
Where do they mingle the best, best, wine?
And where with his knights does Vidrik dine?"
Look out, look out, Svend Vonved.
"Svend Vonved" by George Borrow

In news:

It doesn't take a genius to figure out that many Americans are trading down on their already less-frequent dining out occasions.
If you're like most people, you dine out for at least one meal a week in a restaurant.
Traveling, concerts and dining out all cost money.
Do or Dine's George McNeese dishes out a dessert recipe.
Mimi Lauter's 'Dining Out' a resplendent feast.
One in an occasional series of rants about dining out.
Whether is was a walk in the park, or dining out at their favorite restaurant.
Mark your calendar for the second annual Dine Out for United Way event Oct 8-22.
Retailers and restaurateurs are hoping to draw more visitors to downtown Pittsburgh to shop and dine while helping out charity at the same time.
Dine out to help families of deputies.
Celebrate summer and the end of a wonderful school year with your Cedaroak family and friends by Dining Out at Linn City Pub on Wednesday, June 10.
Dining Out in La Jolla.
The start of a new year means it's time for dining critic Joseph Hayes to proclaim what's 'out' and what's 'in.
Dining Out On A Diet.
30 million bought take out or dined out in 2011.
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In science:

Integrating out one flavor reproduces the well-known Affleck-Dine-Seiberg superpotential 7, and higgsing the gauge group will also give a consistent result.
The Confining N=1 Supersymmetric Gauge Theories: a Review
The view out the window of my train compartment was wonderful, and at mealtimes I did manage to find the dining car, where the kind people really looked after me. 53 hours later (I think it was), on a Sunday evening, I arrived in Novosibirsk.
Classical Chaos and its Quantum Manifestations
There are also purely supersymmetric solutions to baryogenesis, most notably is the decay of scalar condensates known as the the Affleck- Dine (AD) scenario2 which will also be briefly discussed. I will comment on the role of cosmological inflation on both the out-of-equilibrium decay and the AD scenarios.
Supersymmetric "Solutions" to Cosmological Problems: Baryogenesis and Dark Matter
Dine for detailed discussions of it and for pointing out the reference below.
M Theory and Cosmology
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