Lunch definition

lŭnch
To eat a midday meal.
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Any light meal; esp., the regular midday meal between breakfast and dinner.
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To eat lunch.
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The food provided for a midday meal.
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To lunch is defined as to eat a midday meal.

An example of lunch is to go out to get a nice meal with friends at 1pm.

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To provide lunch for.
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A light meal usually eaten around midday, notably when not as main meal of the day.
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The definition of lunch is a meal eaten at midday.

An example of lunch is a sandwich at noon after meeting a friend.

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The food prepared for such a meal.
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(Minnesota, US) Any small meal, especially one eaten at a social gathering.

After the funeral there was a lunch for those who didn't go to the cemetery.

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(cricket) A break in play between the first and second sessions.
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To eat lunch.

I like to lunch in Italian restaurants.

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A meal eaten at midday.
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(slang) out to lunch
  • Not in touch with the real world; crazy.
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(slang) out to lunch
  • inattentive, distracted, etc.
  • eccentric or insane
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
lunch
Plural:
lunches

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of lunch

  • Short for luncheon

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Recorded since 1580; presumably short for luncheon, apparently an alteration from nuncheon, nonechenche "light mid-day meal", itself from none "noon" (from Latin nonus) + schench "drink" (from Old English scenc, from scencan "pour out") and altered by northern English dialect lunch "hunk of bread or cheese" (1590), which probably is from Spanish lonja "a slice" (literally "loin")

    From Wiktionary