Dinning vs. Dining - What's the difference?

Main Difference

The main difference between Dinning and Dining is that the Dinning is a family name and Dining is a ingestion of food to provide for all organisms their nutritional or medicinal needs.


Dinning is the surname of the following people: Dean Dinning (b. 1967), American musician and music producer Jim Dinning (born 1952), Canadian politician and businessman Mark Dinning (1933–1986), American pop music singer Tony Dinning (born 1975), English football midfielder American singing trio The Dinning Sisters: Ella (1920–2000), Virginia (1924–2013) and Jean Dinning (1924–2011)


Eating (also known as consuming) is the ingestion of food, typically to provide a heterotrophic organism with energy and to allow for growth. Animals and other heterotrophs must eat in order to survive — carnivores eat other animals, herbivores eat plants, omnivores consume a mixture of both plant and animal matter, and detritivores eat detritus. Fungi digest organic matter outside their bodies as opposed to animals that digest their food inside their bodies. For humans, eating is an activity of daily living. Some individuals may limit their amount of nutritional intake. This may be a result of a lifestyle choice, due to hunger or famine, as part of a diet or as religious fasting.

Dinning vs. Dining




1. Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɪnɪŋ/

2. Verb


  1. present participle of din

3. Noun

dinning (plural dinnings)

  1. The sound or action of making a loud noise or commotion.
    • 1979, Marshall Frady, Billy Graham: A Parable of American Righteousness, Boston: Little, Brown & Co., Part 2, Chapter 6, p. 426,[1]
      In 1970, with Nixon now President, it occurred to Graham, as an answer to the dinnings of protest continuing over the land, to mount an Honor America Day celebration in Washington on the Fourth of July []


1. Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdaɪnɪŋ(ɡ)/
  • Rhymes: -aɪnɪŋ

2. Noun

dining (countable and uncountable, plural dinings)

  1. Eating dinner as a social function.
    • 1869, The XIX Century (volume 1, page 6)
      For my own part I preferred to remain with the ship, and I am now glad that I did so, for the welcome we received at Havana; the cheering crowds upon the quay; the friends we met and made; the dinings in and dinings out []
  2. Entertaining someone to dinner.
  • dining car
  • dining room
  • dining table

3. Verb


  1. present participle of dine

4. Anagrams

  • indign, niding
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