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 On Tuesday, one day after Andrew was tragically found dead in his Beverly Hills home, Brown, 28, revealed on Instagram that the two were supposed to have lunch. Robyn Merrett, PEOPLE.com, "Diddy's Son Quincy Remembers Andrew Burkle, Shares They Were Meant to Have Lunch the Day After His Death," 7 Jan. 2020 Even taking five minutes to pack a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch instead of buying a beef burger off the dollar menu is a positive change. Erika W. Smith, refinery29.com, "Can The Low-Carbon Diet Cure Our Climate Crisis?," 7 Jan. 2020 When exercising or eating lunch, the RNG gamers are just like any other young men — smiling and cracking jokes with each other. Ben Westcott, CNN, "They train 14 hours a day, 7 days a week, chasing million-dollar paydays. Meet China's new breed of e-sports athletes," 30 Dec. 2019 The handful of youths sentenced to a yearlong program ate lunch — baloney sandwiches and chocolate milk — while ignoring the home improvement show playing on television. Joaquin Palomino, SFChronicle.com, "Amid historic shifts in juvenile justice, some counties lock up kids for treatment," 29 Dec. 2019 The new couple was spotted having lunch with Hemsworth's parents in Byron Bay, Australia in early December. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Liam Hemsworth Is "Happy to Be Moving On" from Miley Cyrus," 22 Dec. 2019 Vice President Mike Pence visited the Capitol on Tuesday to have lunch with GOP senators, and Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president, is due to attend a similar luncheon Wednesday. Author: Philip Rucker, Elise Viebeck, John Wagner, Anchorage Daily News, "Trump rips Democrats for ‘attempted coup’ on eve of likely impeachment," 18 Dec. 2019 North Shore Boulangerie is having lunch with Santa from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 14; reservations can be made at northshoreboulangerie.com. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A Paris scene in gingerbread is on view at North Shore Boulangerie in Shorewood," 13 Dec. 2019 The guesthouse partners with a local group known as Farayek to offer food tours in which visitors wander through the local market, meeting farmers, butchers and bakers before having lunch at the guesthouse. Joseph Krauss And Mohammad Daraghmeh, chicagotribune.com, "Palestinians in Bethlehem look beyond religious tourism," 10 Dec. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb In addition, the company will pay for any holiday lunches team members who live near each other choose to have in person. Jeanne Sahadi, CNN, "The best ways to show your employees you appreciate them," 19 Dec. 2019 Yes, this could end up being one of those awkward highway exit diner lunches where nobody really knows what to say, but bring photos and videos to share with her, and keep your expectations reasonable. Amy Dickinson, chicagotribune.com, "Ask Amy: Family should reunite in small stages," 19 Nov. 2019 Speaking of booze, lunching at the legendary Cloud Nine was a goal that year. Washington Post, "How a 40-year-old skier tamed her terror and learned to take on black diamond runs," 1 Nov. 2019 The cafe was where the ladies who lunched could be found gossiping over gimlets. BostonGlobe.com, "When Winston Churchill came to town, he stayed here. So did Shirley Temple, Amelia Earhart, and the duke and duchess of Windsor. At present, this important piece of Boston history is primarily hosting layers of plaster dust, exposed drywall, bare floors, and many, many power tools.," 2 Nov. 2019 In Miami, Flores started by taking position groups out to lunch away from the facility during the offseason program. Jenny Vrentas, SI.com, "The Trouble With Tanking," 1 Oct. 2019 While rich dark mahogany appealed to men dining in the café, the floral architectural flourishes and white linen table cloths added an air of femininity for the ladies who lunched there. Dawn Mitchell, Indianapolis Star, "The English Hotel and Opera House was the grand lady of Monument Circle," 14 Aug. 2019 Have a system for other people to cover you during these ... workouts, walks, lunches with friends? ... and give yourself over completely. Carolyn Hax, oregonlive, "Carolyn Hax: Woman’s constant connection via cell to disabled family members is its own health hazard," 13 Sep. 2019 Ensconced for the weekend in Palm Beach, Florida, Trump exuded optimism while playing golf, lunching at the clubhouse and chatting with friends. oregonlive, "Battle over releasing Mueller report begins as Trump allies claim victory," 23 Mar. 2019

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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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Time Traveler for lunch

Time Traveler

The first known use of lunch was in 1800

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Statistics for lunch

Last Updated

17 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Lunch.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lunch. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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More Definitions for lunch

lunch

noun
How to pronounce lunch (audio)

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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