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 presentation will be follosed by lunch and an opportunity to purchase local honey. Houston Chronicle, "TR Katy Rancher calendar 0703," 1 July 2019 Malloch never minded hospital food and would often cadge a lunch and stay on for dinner, delighting in the conversation in-between. Sam Whiting, SFChronicle.com, "Neil Malloch, SF volunteer historian, found dead in Death Valley," 29 June 2019 The 180-seat dining room serves breakfast/brunch, lunch and dinner daily, operates the hotel’s room service, and supplies food to the hotel’s private-meeting rooms known collectively as The Apartment. Phil Vettel, chicagotribune.com, "Reviews: Stephanie Izard’s Cabra and Chris Pandel’s Cira make Hoxton a dining destination," 28 June 2019 The retreat, which costs $20, includes Mass, coffee, discussions, lunch and a catered 4 p.m. dinner. cleveland.com, "Frostville Museum reflects life in the 19th century: Olmsted Dates and Data," 28 June 2019 There are also full food menus for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. The Know Staff, The Know, "The coolest patios and rooftops to eat and drink on in the Front Range," 27 June 2019 The restaurant serves a little bit of everything on lengthy menus that cover breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner — running from health-conscious lettuce wraps to hearty fare like ribs, and there's a happy hour daily from 11 a.m. to close. Erin Behan, USA TODAY, "Escape to Palm Springs with a vacation designed just for you," 26 June 2019 The group only took occasional breaks including for lunch and dinner, which were delivered to the venue. NBC News, "Some 2020 Democrats start ad buys in key states ahead of first debate," 26 June 2019 Savor a lunch and tea in the Hall’s elegant dining room. courant.com, "Community News For The East Hartford Edition," 26 June 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

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 Djokovic appeared relaxed before play began last weekend, lunching with his wife, Jelena, and bouncing the oldest of their two children, Stefan, with his arms. Tom Perrotta, WSJ, "Novak Djokovic’s Journey From Superstar to Super-Vulnerable and Back Again," 28 Aug. 2018 Taylor then rose to welcome all the fashionable ladies who would soon be lunching. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "In Lieu of a Fashion Show, Tanya Taylor Hosted a Women-Only Power Lunch," 10 Feb. 2019 Black rhino—some mammalian reflection of the Jurassic, thick-skinned toughness of this landscape—lumber through the ravines, lunching on the weird euphorbia plants that are toxic to most other creatures. Stanley Stewart, Condé Nast Traveler, "Going Off-Grid in Namibia," 21 Dec. 2018 The royal family last month released three photos of a smiling Mrs. Robinson lunching with a dazed-looking Princess Latifa. Ann Mcelhinney And Phelim Mcaleer, WSJ, "Mrs. Robinson and the Missing Princess," 9 Jan. 2019 Bottom-dwelling on these menus forced us into territory that ladies who lunch might be more familiar with. Fox, Town & Country, "A Table for Mr. Fox," 21 Nov. 2012

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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

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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