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Meaning of SUPPER

Pronunciation:  'supur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a light evening meal; served in early evening if dinner is at midday or served late in the evening at bedtime
  2. [n]  a social gathering where a light evening meal is served; "her suppers often included celebrities"

SUPPER is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 See Also: meal, Passover supper, repast, Seder, social affair, social gathering



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sup"per\, n. [OE. soper, super, OF. super, soper, F.
    souper; originally an infinitive, to sup, take a meal. See
    {Soup}, and cf. {Sup} to take supper.]
    A meal taken at the close of the day; the evening meal.
    Note: Supper is much used in an obvious sense, either
          adjectively or as the first part of a compound; as,
          supper time or supper-time, supper bell, supper hour,
  2. \Sup"per\, v. i.
    To take supper; to sup. [R.]
  3. \Sup"per\, v. t.
    To supply with supper. [R.] ``Kester was suppering the
    horses.'' --Mrs. Gaskell.
Easton Bible Dictionary

the principal meal of the day among the Jews. It was partaken of in the early part of the evening (Mark 6:21; John 12:2; 1 Cor. 11:21). (See LORD'S SUPPER.)