main meal of the day
formal social gathering at which this meal is eaten
"dinner will be at 8"
"on Sundays they had a large dinner when they returned from church"
"guests should never be late to a dinner party"
Sunday dinner was a joint, two veg. and pudding affair, far superior to our weekday lunches or evening meals.
出自： Day Lewis
Speeches made by my uncle at charitable dinners.
出自： G. B. Shaw
误 Shall we ask him to the dinner?
正 Shall we ask him to dinner?
析 to dinner是固定用法,不能加定冠词the。像这样的短语还有at dinner, before dinner, after dinner等。