1. (to eat)transitive verb
a. to have dinner
Me invitó a cenar con su familia.He invited me to have dinner with his family.
b. to have supper
Por fin voy a cenar con él.I am finally going to have supper with him.
c. to dine
¿Me pongo el esmoquin para cenar con el conde?Should I wear my tuxedo to dine with the Count?
2. (to eat)
a. to have for dinner
Voy a cenar un filete buenísimo.I am going to have a delicious steak for dinner.
to have for dinner
to have dinner
cenar fuera to eat out, to go out for dinner
intransitive verb (a última hora) to have supper; (como comida principal) to have dinner; (en ocasión formal) to dine (formal)
cenamos a las diez de la noche we have supper at ten o'clock; los británicos cenan a las seis the British have dinner at six o'clock; el rey cenó en la embajada de Alemania the king had dinner at o (formal) dined at the German Embassy; vengo cenado I've had dinner o supper already; I've had (my) dinner; I've already eaten; me han invitado a cenar they've asked me to dinner; salir a cenar to go out to dinner; dine out (formal)
transitive verb (a última hora) to have for supper; (como comida principal) to have for dinner
siempre ceno algo muy ligero I always have a very light supper
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