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

The new restaurant from the hospitality group behind Ava Gene’s and Tusk team will serve breakfast, lunch, happy hour and dinner from both La Neta and an adjacent counter-service cafe. Michael Russell | The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Lovely Rita to replace La Neta at the Hoxton Hotel," 7 Sep. 2019 Nearly every day for the past two months, the animals arrived at or after sunset to lunch on lawns. Jason Green, The Mercury News, "Troublesome cows removed from San Jose neighborhood," 5 Sep. 2019 From there, the reports picked up more steam after more photos surfaced of the model with her arm around the rapper while out to lunch with her stepdad in early August. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'Masked Singer' Host Nick Cannon Faces Backlash Over Lori Harvey and P. Diddy Comments," 3 Sep. 2019 The workshop fee is $300 per person, which includes continental breakfast and lunch. courant.com, "Community News For The Windsor Edition," 30 Aug. 2019 The girl, now 9, rode to lunch at McDonald’s on the back of one of their motorcycles. Bend Bulletin, oregonlive.com, "Oregon child abuse defendant removed from own trial during ugly scene; jury takes 8 minutes to convict," 28 Aug. 2019 Or skip starches at breakfast and lunch and enjoy 2 cups of pasta at dinner. Indulgences Servings to aim for:About 200 calories daily or about 700 twice a week. Joy Bauer, Ms, Woman's Day, "Here's What It Really Means to Eat In Moderation," 20 Aug. 2019 The small, 2-year-old cafe offers breakfast, lunch, coffee and cocktails with full table service. Melanie D.g. Kaplan / Washington Post, Twin Cities, "Des Moines is on the move with an emerging food and cocktail scene," 20 Aug. 2019 Gluten-free and vegan-friendly, these cookies are amazing for breakfast, lunch, mid-day snacking and dessert. Robin Miller, azcentral, "Healthy summer dinners you can make without turning on the oven," 31 July 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

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 At Shaw, there are picnic tables available for lunching; Shaw says guests often take advantage of the pretty location to pack a picnic lunch to enjoy with their families. Kit Waskom Pollard, baltimoresun.com, "There are plenty of activities beyond the harvest that will keep things fresh during your apple-picking visits in Harford County," 21 Aug. 2019 Trendy cafés full of lunching locals surround the square’s grand statues and buildings. Malavika Bhattacharya, National Geographic, "Why is everyone going to Krakow?," 23 July 2019 Ladies who lunch now make a beeline for Socius, a new restaurant in Burnham Market that is doing a roaring trade in viognier during the Wednesday rush. Simon Usborne, Town & Country, "How Rumors of a Feud Between Kate Middleton and Rose Cholmondeley Captivated a Posh Corner of Britain," 5 Aug. 2019 The pair spent the day meeting ball boys and girls, lunching at the club, and of course, watching some thrilling tennis matches. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Meghan Markle Chose a Casual Blazer and Jeans for a Surprise Appearance at Wimbledon," 4 July 2019 TMZ last week reported that the family was sightseeing and lunching with U2 rockers Bono and the Edge in Eze, France. Washington Post, "He’s on a boat: Obama hangs out with George Clooney in Italy," 24 June 2019 Three Congressional investigations have been lunched in recent weeks in the wake of Nassar’s alleged abuse that spanned nearly two decades. A.j. Perez, USA TODAY, "U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun resigns," 28 Feb. 2018 Almost no mention was made of the president’s national emergency declaration to expand the border wall with Mexico, even though the House was voting on an effort to block it as the senators lunched. Laurie Kellman, The Seattle Times, "Trump takes victory lap; parties start to pivot past Russia," 27 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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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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