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 As the group walked through downtown Healdsburg and had lunch at Russian River Brewing Co. in Santa Rosa, Jane barely said a word, Amy said. Cynthia Dizikes, San Francisco Chronicle, "How Windsor officials failed to uncover an allegation that Dominic Foppoli assaulted a woman in a hot tub," 22 Apr. 2021 Half had all in-person classes Monday and Thursday, and the other half had full days of in-person classes Tuesday and Friday, with the students eating lunch at school. Zareen Syed, chicagotribune.com, "Majority of students back in class full time as western suburban schools resume in-person instruction," 20 Apr. 2021 After Forstmann’s death, Durban and Emanuel had lunch at the Grill, the venerable celebrity hangout in Beverly Hills. Connie Bruck, The New Yorker, "Ari Emanuel Takes on the World," 19 Apr. 2021 The men would sit in the card room and have lunch, Matthew said, all the while looking across the street at the headquarters for the Republican Party and living at the seat of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Kathy Stephenson, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Businessman M. Walker Wallace, who shaped Utah sports and culture, dies," 16 Apr. 2021 Bathing, having breakfast, fishing, tidying up, eating lunch, taking a nap, playing games, sleeping. Luc-christophe Guillerm, Scientific American, "Coping Strategies of Ocean Castaways Hold Lessons for the COVID Pandemic," 16 Apr. 2021 In late February, on a relatively mild day, two of us decided to have lunch at a popular Ann Arbor restaurant that was now offering both outdoor and indoor dining (the latter supposedly limited to 50% occupancy). Stuart Emmrich, Vogue, "Michigan Was My Pandemic Refuge—How Did It Get So Scary?," 15 Apr. 2021 Diners eating lunch watched the chaos unfold from a second floor patio at Fred’s Mexican Cafe and Cantina, which overlooks the intersection of Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway. Los Angeles Times, "Police declare unlawful assembly as tensions increase among rival demonstrators at Huntington Beach rally," 11 Apr. 2021 Invite people to have lunch or a coffee break on Zoom. Caroline Ceniza-levine, Forbes, "Five Ways To Get Acclimated To A New Career When Working From Home," 10 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

27 Apr 2021

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“Lunch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lunch. Accessed 9 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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