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1lunch

noun \ˈlənch\

: a light meal eaten in the middle of the day

Full Definition of LUNCH

1
:  a usually light meal; especially :  one taken in the middle of the day
2
:  the food prepared for a lunch
out to lunch
slang :  out of touch with reality

Examples of LUNCH

  1. I like to eat a healthy lunch every day.
  2. We took a picnic lunch to the park.
  3. They've brought their own lunches with them.
  4. I had just a sandwich for lunch.
  5. I bought her some lunch.

Origin of LUNCH

probably short for luncheon
First Known Use: 1812

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

Rhymes with LUNCH

2lunch

verb

: to eat lunch

Full Definition of LUNCH

intransitive verb
:  to eat lunch
transitive verb
:  to treat to lunch
lunch·er noun

Examples of LUNCH

  1. She often lunches in the park.

First Known Use of LUNCH

1811

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel
LUNCHER Defined for Kids

1lunch

noun \ˈlənch\

Definition of LUNCH for Kids

1
:  a light meal especially when eaten in the middle of the day <It's time for lunch.>
2
:  food prepared for lunch <You're eating my lunch!>

2lunch

verb
lunchedlunch·ing

Definition of LUNCH for Kids

:  to eat lunch <Let's lunch in the park.>

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