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Definition of "diner" []

  • One that dines: midnight diners enjoying the meal after the theater. (noun)
  • See dining car. (noun)
  • A small, usually inexpensive restaurant with a long counter and booths and housed in a building designed to resemble a dining car. (noun)
  • A person eating a meal, esp in a restaurant (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A small restaurant, often at the roadside (noun)
  • A fashionable bar, or a section of one, where food is served (noun)

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Use "diner" in a sentence
  • "And my husband and I, who follow all the conventional coffee ideas, have a secret love at least it was secret until now for what we call diner coffee, which you get from diners and cheap restaurants."
  • "Just beyond the diner is the New Empress movie theater, and on Saturday afternoons you will see a group of kids lined up outside waiting to go in and see a Western, some cartoons, and a chapter in the Buck Rogers weekly serial."
  • "Such behavior might make sense when a diner is willing to put up with a mediocre meal at a crowded chain restaurant to avoid the risk of food poisoning at a quirky neighborhood joint."