Luncheon definitions

lŭn'chən
The definition of a luncheon is a formal meal served in the middle of the day.

When a charity holds a special meal in the middle of the day to raise money and honor guests, this is an example of a luncheon.

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A lunch, especially a formal one.
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An afternoon party at which a light meal is served.
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A lunch; esp., a formal lunch with others.
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A formal meal served in the middle of the day.
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(intransitive, dated) To eat luncheon.
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Origin of luncheon

Probably alteration (influenced by dialectal lunch hunk of cheese or bread) of obsolete nuncheon light snack from Middle English nonshench none noon noon schench drink (from Old English scenc) (from scencan to pour out)