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What is the difference between dinner and supper?
I understand both as the same meal.

In The Hound of the Baskervilles, there is this sentence:

And now, if we are too late for dinner, I think that we are both ready for our suppers.
Source: The Hound of the Baskervilles

From this sentence, it seems like you're supposed to have dinner, and then have supper?
I am really confused.

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Dinner is usually taken in the evenings or noon (according to some cultures) is the main meal of the day. However supper is a light meal that is taken in the evenings (for example, before bed-time) .

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