What does lunch mean?

Definitions for lunch
lʌntʃlunch

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word lunch.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lunch, luncheon, tiffin, dejeuner(verb)

    a midday meal

  2. lunch(verb)

    take the midday meal

    "At what time are you lunching?"

  3. lunch(verb)

    provide a midday meal for

    "She lunched us well"

GCIDE

  1. Lunch(n.)

    A luncheon; specifically, a light repast between breakfast and dinner, most commonly about noontime.

    Etymology: [Of uncertain etymol. Cf. Prov. Eng. nunc a lump.]

Wiktionary

  1. lunch(Noun)

    A light meal usually eaten around midday, notably when not as main meal of the day.

    Etymology: Recorded since 1580; presumably short for luncheon, apparently an alteration from nuncheon, nonechenche "light mid-day meal", itself from none "noon" (from nonus) + schench "drink" (from scenc, from scencan "pour out") and altered by northern English dialect lunch "hunk of bread or cheese" (1590), which probably is from lonja "a slice" (literally "loin")

  2. lunch(Noun)

    A break in play between the first and second sessions.

    Etymology: Recorded since 1580; presumably short for luncheon, apparently an alteration from nuncheon, nonechenche "light mid-day meal", itself from none "noon" (from nonus) + schench "drink" (from scenc, from scencan "pour out") and altered by northern English dialect lunch "hunk of bread or cheese" (1590), which probably is from lonja "a slice" (literally "loin")

  3. lunch(Noun)

    Any small meal, especially one eaten at a social gathering.

    After the funeral there was a lunch for those who didn't go to the cemetery.

    Etymology: Recorded since 1580; presumably short for luncheon, apparently an alteration from nuncheon, nonechenche "light mid-day meal", itself from none "noon" (from nonus) + schench "drink" (from scenc, from scencan "pour out") and altered by northern English dialect lunch "hunk of bread or cheese" (1590), which probably is from lonja "a slice" (literally "loin")

  4. lunch(Verb)

    To eat lunch.

    I like to lunch in Italian restaurants.

    Etymology: Recorded since 1580; presumably short for luncheon, apparently an alteration from nuncheon, nonechenche "light mid-day meal", itself from none "noon" (from nonus) + schench "drink" (from scenc, from scencan "pour out") and altered by northern English dialect lunch "hunk of bread or cheese" (1590), which probably is from lonja "a slice" (literally "loin")

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lunch(noun)

    a luncheon; specifically, a light repast between breakfast and dinner

    Etymology: [Of uncertain etymol. Cf. Prov. Eng. nunc a lump.]

  2. Lunch(verb)

    to take luncheon

    Etymology: [Of uncertain etymol. Cf. Prov. Eng. nunc a lump.]

Freebase

  1. Lunch

    Lunch, an abbreviation of luncheon, is a midday meal, and is generally smaller than dinner, which is the main meal of the day whenever dinner is eaten. The origin of the words lunch and luncheon relate to a small meal originally eaten at any time of the day or night, but during the 20th century gradually focused toward a small meal eaten at midday.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lunch

    lunsh, n. a slight repast between breakfast and dinner—also Lunch′eon.—v.i. to take lunch.—n. Lunch′eon-bar, a counter at a restaurant where luncheons are served. [Lunch, a contr. of luncheon, itself extended from lunch, a lump.]

Editors Contribution

  1. lunch

    A moderate amount of food.

    It is important to eat lunch during the day.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 28, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'lunch' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2129

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'lunch' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1058

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'lunch' in Nouns Frequency: #808

How to pronounce lunch?

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How to say lunch in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lunch in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lunch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of lunch in a Sentence

  1. Andrew Levy:

    I'm going to do either a GoFundMe page or a fundraising page that can raise money every quarter, so lunch debt never accumulates so that children never have to worry about a hot meal and parents never have to worry about paying the bill.

  2. California Johnson:

    The lunch lady that was standing at the computer took the took their food off their trays with her bare hands and put it in a bowl, they later threw it away, and then the students had to get a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

  3. Austin Rogers:

    We were all champions already, so any outcome was just gravy, while sitting for lunch, Alan, Buzzy, and I said ‘Hey – all of us already have $50,000 guaranteed – so who cares?’.

  4. Tom Zegan:

    There's no free lunch . . . unless you're an illegal alien.

  5. Adelle Davis:

    Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.

Images & Illustrations of lunch

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