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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) The principal meal of the day, eaten by most people about midday, but by many (especially in cities) at a later hour.

2. (n.) An entertainment; a feast.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

din'-er (ariston; Matthew 22:4 Luke 11:38 (the Revised Version, margin "breakfast"); Luke 14:12; compare Ruth 2:14 John 21:13): In oriental as in classical lands it was customary, in ancient times, as now, to have but two meals in the day, and the evidence, including that of Josephus, goes to show that the second or evening meal was the principal one. The "morning morsel," as the is Talmud calls it, was in no sense a "meal." The peasant or artisan, before beginning work, might "break (his) fast" (John 21:12, 15) by taking a bit of barley bread with some simple relish, but to "eat (a full meal) in the morning" was a reproach (Ecclesiastes 10:16). The full meal was not to be taken until a little before or after sunset, when the laborers had come in from their work (Luke 17:7; compare the "supper time" of Luke 14:17). The noon meal, taken at an hour when climatic conditions called for rest from exertion (the ariston of the Greeks, rendered "dinner" in English Versions of the Bible, Matthew 22:4 Luke 11:38, the Revised Version, margin "breakfast"), was generally very simple, of bread soaked in light wine with a handful of parched corn (Ruth 2:14), or of "pottage and bread broken into a bowl" (Bel and the Dragon 33), or of bread and broiled fish (John 21:13). Many, when on journey especially, content with one meal a day, taken after sunset. In general, eating at other times casual and informal; evening is the time for the formal meal, or feast. See MEALS.

George B. Eager

1173. deipnon -- dinner, supper
... dinner, supper. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: deipnon Phonetic Spelling:
(dipe'-non) Short Definition: a dinner, an afternoon or evening meal ...
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712. ariston -- breakfast, dinner
... breakfast, dinner. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: ariston Phonetic
Spelling: (ar'-is-ton) Short Definition: breakfast or a mid-day meal Definition ...
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345. anakeimai -- to be laid up, to recline
... recline. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: anakeimai Phonetic Spelling:
(an-ak-i'-mahee) Short Definition: I recline, especially at a dinner-table Definition ...
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755. architriklinos -- the superintendent of a banquet
... architriklinos Phonetic Spelling: (ar-khee-tree'-klee-nos) Short Definition: master
of the feast Definition: master of ceremonies at a dinner, master of the ...
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377. anapipto -- to fall back
... anapipto Phonetic Spelling: (an-ap-ip'-to) Short Definition: I lie down, recline,
fall back upon Definition: I lie down, recline (at a dinner-table), fall back ...
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511. anoteros -- higher
... ter-os) Short Definition: higher, to a more honorable place, previously, above
Definition: higher, to a more honorable place (at the dinner table); previously ...
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4873. sunanakeimai -- to recline with (at table)
... Word Origin from sun and anakeimai Definition to recline with (at table) NASB Word
Usage dining (2), dinner guests (2), reclining (2), table (1). ...
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4411. protoklisia -- the chief place (at the table)
... From protos and klisia; a reclining first (in the place of honor) at the
dinner-bed, ie Preeminence at meals -- chief (highest, uppermost) room. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
737. aruchah -- a meal, allowance
... allowance, diet, dinner, victuals. Feminine passive participle of 'arach (in the
sense of appointing); a ration of food -- allowance, diet, dinner, victuals. ...
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Meditations Before Dinner and Supper.
... THE PRACTICE OF PIETY. Meditations before Dinner and Supper. Meditate
that hunger is like the sickness called a wolf; which, if ...
/.../bayly/the practice of piety/meditations before dinner and supper.htm

Scientific Education: Notes of an After-Dinner Speech.
talking of after-dinner speeches, has lamented that "one ...
/.../huxley/lay sermons addresses and reviews/iv scientific education notes of.htm

Therefore, after Mass, the Aforesaid Squire Invited Him to Dinner. ...
... Therefore, after mass, the aforesaid squire invited him to dinner... But he kept such
perfect silence at dinner that not a word proceeded from his mouth. ...
/.../rolle/the fire of love/lection iii therefore after mass.htm

Of the Days on Which, when Supper is Provided for the Brethren, a ...
... Chapter XII. Of the days on which, when supper is provided for the brethren, a Psalm
is not said as they assemble for the meals as is usual at dinner. ...
/.../cassian/the works of john cassian /chapter xii of the days.htm

John Chapter xxi. 12-19.
... 2. "And Jesus cometh, and taketh bread, and giveth them, and fish likewise." We
are likewise told here, you see, on what they dined; and of this dinner we also ...
/.../augustine/homilies on the gospel of john/tractate cxxiii john chapter xxi.htm

"We Found Another Equally Remarkable Man Living in a Small Hut...
... Concerning him we were told that a she-wolf was accustomed to stand near him at
dinner; and that the beast could by no means be easily deceived so as to fail ...
/.../life and writings of sulpitius severus /chapter xiv we found another.htm

A Break to Canada
... When the bugle sounded at seven o'clock for dinner, we were in the midst
of an argument. The Adjutant declared that she must go ...
/.../carpenter/the angel adjutant of twice born men/viii a break to canada.htm

The Right to My Own Time
... You never know, but we ought to be home in plenty of time for dinner.". ... "Who could
think of such a thing! Of course you'll stay for dinner with me! ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/williamson/have we no rights/chapter 6 the right to.htm

Lives of Faith and Trust
... of living: "Greater and more manifest nearness of the Lord's presence I have never
had, than when after breakfast, there were no means for dinner, and then the ...
/.../various/the wonders of prayer/lives of faith and trust.htm

The Noviceship
... There surely would be one or more visits to the chapel. When the hour for dinner
came, Stanislaus probably served at table, taking his own meal later. ...
/.../chapter xiii the noviceship.htm

Dinner (23 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) An entertainment; a feast. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. DINNER. ... See
MEALS. George B. Eager. Multi-Version Concordance Dinner (23 Occurrences). ...
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Dinner-time (1 Occurrence)
Dinner-time. Dinner, Dinner-time. Dionysia . Multi-Version Concordance
Dinner-time (1 Occurrence). Luke 14:17 At dinner...
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Banquet (58 Occurrences)
... 3. A Distinction Giving Rise to a Question: (1) In Matthew 22:4, "I have made ready
my dinner," "dinner" in Greek is ariston (compare Luke 11:38). ...
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Guests (43 Occurrences)
... Mark 6:26 The king was exceedingly sorry, but for the sake of his oaths, and of
his dinner guests, he didn't wish to refuse her. (WEB WEY NAS RSV NIV). ...
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Wait (223 Occurrences)
... 6. (vt) To cause to wait; to defer; to postpone; -- said of a meal; as, to wait
dinner. 7. (n.) The act of waiting; a delay; a halt. 8. (vi) Ambush. ...
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Luncheon (1 Occurrence)
... 1. (n.) A lump of food. 2. (n.) A portion of food taken at any time except at a
regular meal; an informal or light repast, as between breakfast and dinner. ...
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Invite (20 Occurrences)
... bid; to summon; to ask to do some act, or go to some place; esp., to ask to an
entertainment or visit; to request the company of; as, to invite to dinner, or a ...
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Invited (49 Occurrences)
... (WEB WEY DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV). Matthew 22:4 Again he sent out other servants,
saying,'Tell those who are invited, "Behold, I have made ready my dinner. ...
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Fattened (19 Occurrences)
... Matthew 22:4 Again he sent forth other servants, saying, Say to those who have been
called: Lo, my dinner I prepared, my oxen and the fatlings have been killed ...
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Finished (157 Occurrences)
... Luke 17:8 and will not rather say to him, 'Get my dinner ready, make yourself tidy,
and wait upon me till I have finished my dinner, and then you shall have ...
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Bible Concordance
Dinner (23 Occurrences)

Matthew 14:9 The king was grieved, but for the sake of his oaths, and of those who sat at the table with him, he commanded it to be given,

Matthew 22:4 Again he sent out other servants, saying,'Tell those who are invited, "Behold, I have made ready my dinner. My cattle and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready. Come to the marriage feast!"'

Matthew 22:10 Those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together as many as they found, both bad and good. The wedding was filled with guests.
(See NAS)

Matthew 22:11 "Now the king came in to see the guests; and among them he discovered one who was not wearing a wedding-robe.
(See NAS)

Matthew 23:6 and love the best seats at a dinner party or in the synagogues,

Mark 6:22 When the daughter of Herodias herself came in and danced, she pleased Herod and those sitting with him. The king said to the young lady, "Ask me whatever you want, and I will give it to you."

Mark 6:26 The king was exceedingly sorry, but for the sake of his oaths, and of his dinner guests, he didn't wish to refuse her.

Mark 12:39 and to occupy the best seats in the synagogues and at dinner parties,

Luke 7:36 One of the Pharisees invited him to eat with him. He entered into the Pharisee's house, and sat at the table.
(See NIV)

Luke 11:38 When the Pharisee saw it, he marveled that he had not first washed himself before dinner.

Luke 14:12 He also said to the one who had invited him, "When you make a dinner or a supper, don't call your friends, nor your brothers, nor your kinsmen, nor rich neighbors, or perhaps they might also return the favor, and pay you back.

Luke 14:16 "A man once gave a great dinner," replied Jesus, "to which he invited a large number of guests.

Luke 14:17 At dinner-time he sent his servant to announce to those who had been invited, "'Come, for things are now ready.'

Luke 14:24 For I tell you that not one of those who were invited shall taste my dinner.'"

Luke 17:8 and will not rather say to him, 'Get my dinner ready, make yourself tidy, and wait upon me till I have finished my dinner, and then you shall have yours'?

John 12:2 So they gave a dinner there in honour of Jesus, at which Martha waited at table, but Lazarus was one of the guests who were with Him.

1 Corinthians 10:27 But if one of those who don't believe invites you to a meal, and you are inclined to go, eat whatever is set before you, asking no questions for the sake of conscience.
(See RSV)

Genesis 43:16 And when Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the steward of his house: 'Bring the men into the house, and kill the beasts, and prepare the meat; for the men shall dine with me at noon.'
(See NIV)

Esther 5:4 Esther said, "If it seems good to the king, let the king and Haman come today to the banquet that I have prepared for him."
(See RSV)

Esther 5:5 Then the king said, "Bring Haman quickly, so that it may be done as Esther has said." So the king and Haman came to the banquet that Esther had prepared.
(See RSV)

Esther 5:8 if I have found grace in the eyes of the king, and if unto the king 'it be' good, to give my petition, and to perform my request, the king doth come, and Haman, unto the banquet that I make for them, and to-morrow I do according to the word of the king.'
(See RSV)

Esther 5:14 Then Zeresh his wife and all his friends said to him, "Let a gallows be made fifty cubits high, and in the morning speak to the king about hanging Mordecai on it. Then go in merrily with the king to the banquet." This pleased Haman, so he had the gallows made.

Proverbs 15:17 Better is a dinner of herbs, where love is, than a fattened calf with hatred.



Dinner: Eaten at Noon

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Dinner-time (1 Occurrence)

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Guests (43 Occurrences)

Wait (223 Occurrences)

Luncheon (1 Occurrence)

Invite (20 Occurrences)

Invited (49 Occurrences)

Fattened (19 Occurrences)

Finished (157 Occurrences)

Tidy (1 Occurrence)

Dine (10 Occurrences)

Party (47 Occurrences)

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Kindred (41 Occurrences)

Kinsmen (74 Occurrences)

Killed (352 Occurrences)

Kinsfolk (13 Occurrences)

Neighbours (34 Occurrences)

Noticing (5 Occurrences)

Neighbors (40 Occurrences)

Unwilling (30 Occurrences)

Oxen (176 Occurrences)

Occupy (25 Occurrences)

Oaths (49 Occurrences)

Livestock (124 Occurrences)

Lunch (1 Occurrence)

Glass (12 Occurrences)

Waited (72 Occurrences)

Wondered (45 Occurrences)

Washed (113 Occurrences)

Invitation (4 Occurrences)

Favor (184 Occurrences)

Fatlings (12 Occurrences)

Fatted (17 Occurrences)

Fat (150 Occurrences)

Rich (140 Occurrences)

Requital (9 Occurrences)

Relatives (132 Occurrences)

Recompence (28 Occurrences)

Repayment (6 Occurrences)

Recompense (79 Occurrences)

Refuse (103 Occurrences)

Repaid (16 Occurrences)

Ready (451 Occurrences)

Exceedingly (167 Occurrences)

Exceeding (101 Occurrences)

Distressed (70 Occurrences)

Dinites (1 Occurrence)

Marveled (31 Occurrences)

Mess (3 Occurrences)

Miserable (11 Occurrences)

Meat (387 Occurrences)

Marriage-feasts (6 Occurrences)

Makest (68 Occurrences)

Marvelled (27 Occurrences)

Persons (156 Occurrences)

Prepared (246 Occurrences)

Pain (172 Occurrences)

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Perhaps (89 Occurrences)

Parties (13 Occurrences)

Bid (35 Occurrences)

Bathed (45 Occurrences)

Bade (27 Occurrences)

Bondmen (117 Occurrences)

Boiled (15 Occurrences)

Breakfast (5 Occurrences)

Baptize (19 Occurrences)

Butchered (4 Occurrences)

Ceremonially (38 Occurrences)

Calves (34 Occurrences)

Wish (141 Occurrences)

Announce (56 Occurrences)

Although (167 Occurrences)

Sorry (27 Occurrences)

Stalled (1 Occurrence)

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