• WordNet 3.6
    • n diner a restaurant that resembles a dining car
    • n diner a passenger car where food is served in transit
    • n diner a person eating a meal (especially in a restaurant)
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Waiter and Diner Waiter and Diner

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The most diners per capita in the world are located in the U.S. state New Jersey
    • n Diner One who dines.
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In literature:

A veteran diner-out in full action is certainly a hideous spectacle.
"The Daughter of the Storage" by William Dean Howells
From admiring glances the crowd of diners quickly passed to complimentary language intended for his ears.
"Mlle. Fouchette" by Charles Theodore Murray
That he was an extraordinary writer of small poetry, and a diner-out of the highest lustre, I do most readily admit.
"Books and Authors" by Anonymous
He floated a diner in there a few hours ago.
"Lion Loose" by James H. Schmitz
He peeked around the side of the house at the diners; then he strolled forward.
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
Three sets of diners sit down successively to table.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition" by Robert Louis Stevenson
It was one of my few entertainments this foraging after inexpensive dinners, and watching and listening to other diners.
"The Record of Nicholas Freydon" by A. J. (Alec John) Dawson
But they were up early and ready for their breakfast just as soon as that meal was announced from the diner.
"The Rover Boys in the Land of Luck" by Edward Stratemeyer
Now, it came to pass that a seasoned young diner by the name of Simon decided to revolutionize the restaurant trade.
"The Land of Look Behind" by Paul Cameron Brown
Nodding casually to various diners, he noticed the new faces at our table.
"Fee of the Frontier" by Horace Brown Fyfe

In poetry:

"I make mine avow," said Little John,
"Mast-er, ye be to blame,
I was misserved of my dinere,
When I was with you at hame."
"Robin Hood" by Henry Morley
"This word shall be holde," said Little John,
"And this lesson shall we lere;
It is ferr-e days, God send us a geste,
That we were at our dinere!"
"Robin Hood" by Henry Morley

In news:

A chic new museum cafe will offer diners a rare and controversial dish — horse tartare, or raw horsemeat .
Since a soft opening last week, Mala Tang's servers have been explaining the hot-pot process to diners.
The Moon Dance Diner on Main Street in Maple Park is an old-fashioned '50s style eatery with a comfortable atmosphere and lots of memorabilia on the walls to look at while you enjoy your meal.
It takes Joe Kyrillos, a 52-year-old state senator, 15 minutes to reach his table at the New Monmouth Diner.
Hullabaloo Diner is practically famous.
Not only was it was featured on the Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins 7 Dives with Guy Fieri, their down home atmosphere and southern hospitality will make any visitor come back beggin' for more.
Since 2005, a 1940's diner has been sitting on the side of Wellborn Road serving up some of the finest food in the Brazos Valley.
Hullabaloo Diner popular with Texas A&M students.
Trucks are parked in the dirt lot outside the Hullabaloo Diner on May 5 in Wellborn, Texas.
As Psyngle pointed out when she sent me the link, the story simply assumes that dining solo is humiliating , then goes on to offer tips on how to cope to those supposedly poor humiliated solo diners.
American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa.
Owner Vince Cannone said diners stopping in midday can now opt for a full-service lunch.
Have plenty of hot sauce on hand for this spicy one-pot dish, but let each diner add it to taste, because some people like more heat than others.
MODERN COOL Under huge windows, diners at Ursino on the Kean University campus sit on cushy furniture while enjoying nuanced food.
Republican presidential candidate, Texas Gov Rick Perry speaks during a campaign stop at Joey's Diner, Tuesday, Nov 29, 2011, in Amherst, N.H.

In science:

Pumpkin” (Tim Roth) and ”Honey Bunny” (Amanda Plummer) are having breakfast in a diner.
Herded Gibbs Sampling