lunch

noun
\ ˈlənch How to pronounce lunch (audio) \

Definition of lunch

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

lunch

verb
lunched; lunching; lunches

Definition of lunch (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to eat lunch

transitive verb

: to treat to lunch

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Other Words from lunch

Verb

luncher noun

Examples of lunch in a Sentence

Noun I like to eat a healthy lunch every day. We took a picnic lunch to the park. They've brought their own lunches with them. I had just a sandwich for lunch. I bought her some lunch. Verb She often lunches in the park.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun When everyone did the first table read at Universal, afterwards Paul, myself, and some of the other actors went to lunch down the street. Derek Lawrence, EW.com, "The Fast and the Furious," 3 May 2021 Nirenberg and his family, including his father, Ken, sat down to lunch at Tank’s Pizza — where Nirenberg, a health nut, ordered a pie loaded with veggies. Joshua Fechter, San Antonio Express-News, "In victory, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg makes pandemic recovery top priority," 2 May 2021 In the early 2000s, any beat that could be played out by banging on a lunch table had a shot at commercial success. Natalie Maher, Harper's BAZAAR, "40 of the Best Songs from the 2000s," 30 Apr. 2021 So everyone who sits behind me has to get up to go to the printer, to the bathroom, go to lunch, come in the morning. Caroline Spivack, Curbed, "Six Municipal Workers on Going Back to the Cubicle," 23 Apr. 2021 The owners pared the hours to lunch on weekends only, and are open 4 p.m. Monday to Friday and noon Saturday and Sunday. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Ninja City plans re-opening of indoor-restaurant service in Cleveland, plus expansion to Columbus under way," 22 Apr. 2021 Nelson went on for so long — more than two hours — that the judge interrupted and sent the jury to lunch. Washington Post, "The nation is waiting," 20 Apr. 2021 Out to lunch one day in Detroit with De'Antwan, Jessica and other staff from Chance For Life, Edith's thoughts again turned to housing. Freep.com, "Edith Turner heads down a street in Pontiac in the early morning hours on Friday, October 18, 2019, to the bus stop on Telegraph Road...," 18 Apr. 2021 In 2016, The Guardian reported that the duke hopped behind the wheel of a Land Rover to chauffer then-President and first lady Barack and Michelle Obama, as well as the queen, to lunch at Windsor Castle. Charles Trepany, USA TODAY, "Why did Prince Philip's Land Rover carry his casket? The story behind the strange hearse," 17 Apr. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The latter is enough to get you through dinner and then lunch the next day. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, "5 restaurants we supported this week," 19 Jan. 2021 Nearby, several people lunched under cover at Margaritaville, which had its patio doors opened. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Patio dining: Cleveland Flats East Bank outdoor dining opens," 15 May 2020 Buford marvels at the school lunches his boys eat: a unique three-course meal every day, never to be repeated throughout the calendar year, plus yogurt or cheese. Ryu Spaeth, The New Republic, "Cooking While the World Falls Apart," 30 Apr. 2020 The ladies who lunch are what the typical shopper may have been. Phil Wahba, Fortune, "Neiman Marcus may file for bankruptcy, but either way, it needs to get slimmer," 24 Apr. 2020 And four of the six women Christy had lunched with came down with the same symptoms just a couple of days later. Lisa Sanders, New York Times, "Partygoers in Seattle, a Suburban D.C. Mom: Coronavirus in the Community," 18 Mar. 2020 Sessions lunched at Blue Plate Diner on South Memorial Parkway, taking part in a Huntsville power lunch with Madison County Commission Chair Dale Strong, District Attorney Rob Broussard, Sheriff Kevin Turner and Circuit Judge Alan Mann. Paul Gattis | Pgattis@al.com, al, "Jeff Sessions says socialism spreading ‘much like the coronavirus’," 28 Feb. 2020 Either that or Lithgow lunched and dined on lasagna and banana splits for a year before filming commenced. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, "“Bombshell” and the Perils of Topicality," 13 Dec. 2019 For decades, presidents have lunched with network television anchors before the State of the Union to offer a preview of the speech. John Fritze, USA TODAY, "President Trump sees jump in poll numbers ahead of prime-time speech - live State of the Union updates," 4 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of lunch

Noun

1800, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1811, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for lunch

Noun

probably short for luncheon

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Last Updated

9 May 2021

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“Lunch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lunch. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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lunch

noun

English Language Learners Definition of lunch

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a light meal eaten in the middle of the day

lunch

verb

English Language Learners Definition of lunch (Entry 2 of 2)

: to eat lunch

lunch

noun
\ ˈlənch How to pronounce lunch (audio) \

Kids Definition of lunch

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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!

lunch

verb
lunched; lunching

Kids Definition of lunch (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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