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lunch

noun \ ˈlənch \
Updated on: 23 May 2018

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 in a Sentence

  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.

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Origin and Etymology of lunch

probably short for luncheon


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lunch

verb

Definition of lunch

: to eat lunch
: to treat to lunch

luncher

noun

Examples of lunch in a Sentence

  1. She often lunches in the park.

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First Known Use of lunch

1811

in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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LUNCH Defined for English Language Learners

lunch

Definition of lunch for English Language Learners

  • : a light meal eaten in the middle of the day


lunch

Definition of lunch for English Language Learners

  • : to eat lunch


LUNCH Defined for Kids

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lunch

noun \ ˈlənch \

Definition of lunch for Students

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!

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lunch

verb

Definition of lunch for Students

lunched; lunching
: to eat lunch Let's lunch in the park.


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