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Confused by the British having “dinner” in the afternoon” and “tea” in the evening

I’m having problems with meal names in the UK. I’ve just learnt that dinner can refer to the afternoon meal, and that tea can refer to an early evening meal. Is this specific to a certain area in the ...
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Precise names for parts of a day

I have learnt these words so far, please correct me if I'm wrong: Dawn, maybe 4am–6am? Morning, maybe 6am–9am? The food for the morning is called breakfast. People greet each other Good morning! Noon,...
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“Linder” or “linnder” for lunch/dinner

We have plans for a late lunch / early dinner planned for 4:00 pm in mid December. I would like to indicate that it's more than lunch and less than dinner. I have heard it called linder or linnder. ...
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Can supper and dinner be used interchangeably? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “Lunch” vs. “dinner” vs. “supper” — times and meanings? Wikipedia states that the words supper and dinner can be used interchangeably. But I am not thoroughly convinced as, ...
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Does “Banquet” refer only to dinner?

Longman Dictionary says that banquet is a formal dinner a formal dinner for many people on an important occasion a large and impressive meal Macmillan and Oxford Dictionaries say that a banquet is a ...
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Correct order and terminology for meals in the day [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Lunch vs. dinner vs. supper — times and meanings? I know there are copious amounts of debates on this matter but is there actually one definitive answer for the order of meals ...
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“Having breakfast”, “breakfasting”, or “breaking fast”? [closed]

The first is the most common (in the US, anyway). The last seems most correct, but also least-used, and may even be considered "archaic" by some. The second is ugly, but if "breakfast" is a noun, and ...
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When is afternoon? When is evening? When is night? Is there another meal after dinner? [duplicate]

I'm a beginner here, and I have a question about the evening/night meal, and this is my first question. It's evening. The family is eating dinner. From when until when is it considered to be "...
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Can I consider both noon and evening meals as dinner? [duplicate]

Can I consider both noon and evening meals as dinner? So, I have been thinking about the conflicts among the meanings of Lunch, Dinner and Supper. I have found many satisfying answers. But the thing ...
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The 21st century use of Supper and Dinner [duplicate]

In the 21st century, generally would we still say we have both supper and dinner along with lunch on the same day? I live in Seychelles and the eating habit here is breakfast-lunch-heavy dinner. Even ...