WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
sup•per /ˈsʌpɚ/USA pronunciation
n. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
- the evening meal, often the principal meal of the day, esp. one taken in the evening: [countable]delicious meatless suppers.[uncountable]Come over for supper next Monday.
- [countable] an evening social event at which a supper is served to raise money for a church, charity, etc.:a church supper.
of or pertaining to supper:the supper dishes.
for, during, or including supper:a supper party.
- the evening meal, often the principal meal of the day.
- any light evening meal, esp. one taken late in the evening:an after-the-theater supper.
- Old French souper, noun, nominal use of souper to sup1
- Middle English sup(p)er 1225–75
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
supper /ˈsʌpə/ n
Etymology: 13th Century: from Old French soper; see sup1ˈsupperless adj
- an evening meal, esp a light one
- an evening social event featuring a supper
- sing for one's supper ⇒ to obtain something by performing a service
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