- Dinner91% (29)77% (24)84% (53)Vote
- Supper0% (0)13% (4)6% (4)Vote
- Other9% (3)10% (3)10% (6)Vote
Most Helpful Guy
Dinner usually refers to the most significant and important meal of the day, which can be the noon or the evening meal; supper is an evening meal, typically a light or informal one. On a ship, when the ship is underway, Dinner is used for "lunch" and supper is used as what most people refer to as dinner. The most important meal for most people in a 24 hour cycle is the noon meal since that's when most of the crew is awake.1
Most Helpful Girl
Duh, first of all, breakfast. This is simplest; it's the first meal of the day in the morning.
In the middle of the day, you might have lunch or dinner. Lunch sounds more informal or more typical, particularly for people who are working.
In the evening, you might have dinner or supper. I think that people who have a quick lunch in the middle of the day will say they have dinner in the evening and this dinner will be a good meal.
A supper is usually a light meal and is probably had after a larger dinner has been had in the middle of the day.