lunch·time | \ˈlənch-ˌtīm \

Definition of lunchtime 

: the time at which lunch is usually eaten : noon

Examples of lunchtime in a Sentence

It was nearly lunchtime when we got there. They enjoyed the lunchtimes they spent together.

Recent Examples on the Web

By lunchtime Friday, many were among the 30 Republicans who joined Democrats and scuttled the sweeping farm and food bill, a setback for Ryan, R-Wis., and other GOP House leaders. Joseph Weber, Fox News, "Freedom Caucus leader Meadows says farm bill not dead," 19 May 2018 By lunchtime Friday, many were among the 30 Republicans who joined Democrats and scuttled a sweeping farm and food bill, a humiliating setback for the House's GOP leaders, particularly for lame-duck Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis. CBS News, "Is immigration a land mine for GOP ahead of midterms?," 19 May 2018 By lunchtime, Woods had moved 60 spots up on the leaderboard and into tie for eighth place, drawing Sunday crowds and roars on his way to a 7-under par 65 — his career-best score at TPC Sawgrass during 64 rounds. Edgar Thompson,, "Despite Tiger Woods carding career-best 65 at TPC Sawgrass, Webb Simpson in command after 54 holes," 13 May 2018 At lunchtime, children wander the village square toting instrument cases on their backs. Nicholas Casey, New York Times, "Jesuit Legacy in the Bolivian Jungle: A Love of Baroque Music," 8 May 2018 The Original Farmers Market 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each Wednesday starting May 2, Indy City Market, 222 E. Market St., (317) 634-9266, Escape the office for a lunchtime stroll through this Downtown Indy farmers market. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "These are the best Indianapolis food and drink events in May," 23 Apr. 2018 Join plantsman and punster Warren Roberts for a Valentine’s Day lunchtime stroll through the Arboretum gardens, in search of winter blooms (and maybe romance). Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "This garden tour is a natural for Valentine’s Day," 9 Feb. 2018 The Boston Globe reports Emily Ross ordered a megaphone on Amazon one day before hosting a rally outside the State House during lunchtime. Jewel Wicker, Teen Vogue, "Over 60 Cities Protest Family Separation at the United States Border," 15 June 2018 Sandwich and a Steinway Instead of sitting in your car for an hour during lunchtime, refuel while listening to live music. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Shop local at Tosa Pop-Up Shop May 5," 30 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of lunchtime

1859, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of lunchtime

: the time in the middle of the day when people usually eat lunch

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