lunch

noun
\ˈlənch \

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

The popular breakfast and lunch spot unveiled its patio Tuesday. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Dining patios proliferate around Milwaukee; a look at some new ones for 2018," 10 July 2018 Fans were able to choose between 20 options for breakfast and lunch, which included favorites like the Chicken Biscuit or Spicy Chicken Sandwich. Alexandra Deabler, Fox News, "Chick-fil-A lovers line up for 'Cow Appreciation Day,' flaunt cow costumes," 10 July 2018 Richard’s Restaurant is located adjacent to the hotel and provides breakfast, lunch, dinner and room service for guests. Joanne Dibona, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Boise trip is a capital idea," 5 July 2018 Along with sausages, the shop also serves breakfast and lunch and sells cuts of beef and pork: Wagyu filet mignon, St. Louis Ribs. Dylan Jackson, miamiherald, "Small butcher shops are in 'a renaissance.' How did they survive the supermarket offensive?," 2 July 2018 Sweet Dee's also serves breakfast and lunch items such as avocado toast, along with coffees, teas, shakes and a variety of pastries. Jennifer Mcclellan, azcentral, "New restaurants in Phoenix in June have standout burgers, Mexican food, pizza," 1 July 2018 The use of cellphones is prohibited at breakfast, lunch, and during team talks or meetings. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, "Uruguay: Soccer’s Dead Poets Society," 29 June 2018 The Soroptimists meet for lunch at noon on the second Wednesday for a business meeting and third Wednesday for a program meeting at Carvers Steaks & Chops in Rancho Bernardo. Elizabeth Marie Himchak, Pomerado News, "Ginny Brown is leading North San Diego Soroptimists," 13 July 2018 For lunch, an average meal per head is about $90, and dinner is $190. Casey Quackenbush / Hong Kong, Time, "'We're Not Educated.' The Untold Story of Lung King Heen, the World's First Michelin Three-Star Chinese Restaurant," 12 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Days spent organizing recipes and photos, and lunching with friends, proved less engaging than expected. Paula Span, New York Times, "Many Americans Try Retirement, Then Change Their Minds," 30 Mar. 2018 That might make lunching on locusts more palatable. The Economist, "The future of food, served up right here in augmented reality," 7 July 2018 Or, the center differential could have been lunched when it was towed, which would cost thousands of dollars to repair. Ray Magliozzi, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Improperly towing AWD vehicle can cause many problems," 13 July 2018 Her character is a Hollywood housewife: a lady who lunches turned broke divorcée who is suddenly thrust into the work world and must figure out how to be her own woman. Elizabeth Kiefer, Glamour, "Don't Call It a Comeback—Alicia Silverstone Has Been Here All Along," 20 June 2018 Living > Parties ’Tis the season for ladies who lunch to give back. Vogue, "The Studio Museum in Harlem Hosts Its Annual Spring Luncheon," 4 May 2018 Three deputies were lunching in the Florida Panhandle area and were first to arrive. Howard Cohen, miamiherald, "'Stop! Or I'll hurl these baked beans at you!' And that's what this Florida deputy did," 5 June 2018 There were sweeping Victorian ruffles and bourgeois tweed lunching suits; granny glasses and piles of Elizabethan curls; ruffles and crosses and disco zebra stripes and sequins and floral sweatshirts. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, "Gucci Has a Rave in a Cemetery," 31 May 2018 In early 2016, Carreyrou was lunching with a relative of Holmes who would become a source. Yashar Ali, Daily Intelligencer, "The Reporter Who Took Down a Unicorn," 24 May 2018

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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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More Definitions for lunch

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 \

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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