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 Needy enjoyed arts and crafts and would often occupy her lunch period in a break room making paper earrings, Dunlap said. courier-journal.com, "Standard Gravure remembered: Here are all the victims from the 1989 mass shooting," 12 Sep. 2019 Besides the fact that Steve is Lori's stepdad, the model was spotted with her arm around the rapper while out to lunch with her stepdad and mom Marjorie Harvey in early August. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Steve Harvey Fans Are Calling Him Out Over New Photos of His Stepdaughter Lori With Diddy," 10 Sep. 2019 Meet for lunch and prepare to hear every reason their school is The. Holly Schechter, Seventeen, "The Insider’s Guide to Nailing the College Application Process," 5 Sep. 2019 Have roast chicken one night and the leftovers for a quesadilla later on in the week and chicken salad for lunch. Jennifer Folsom, NBC News, "The busy mom's guide to meal planning," 21 Aug. 2019 Imagine packing lunch for your newly frantic schedule. Adam Sachs, ELLE Decor, "Take Your Lunch to Work in Style with a Portable Japanese-Style Lunch Box," 15 Aug. 2019 Use these strategies during your children’s everyday activities, such as brushing their teeth, having lunch, going to the park or riding in a car. J. Ganz, The Conversation, "5 tips for parents to build communication skills with children with autism spectrum disorder," 8 Aug. 2019 Have your kids feast like a king during lunchtime with this super cool lunch bag. CNN Underscored, "Does your kid love The Lion King? Here are five awesome Disney-inspired items they'll love for the first day of school," 7 Aug. 2019 Workers broke for lunch shortly after the picket started and groused about the protest, but declined to comment. Christopher Magan, Twin Cities, "Carpenters picket to highlight wage theft laws; contractors targeted dispute claims," 2 Aug. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb 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 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

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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
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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