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.

  2. Origin: [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.

  2. lunch(Noun)

    A break in play between the first and second sessions.

  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.

  4. lunch(Verb)

    To eat lunch.

    I like to lunch in Italian restaurants.

  5. Origin: 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

  2. Lunch(verb)

    to take luncheon

  3. Origin: [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.]

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

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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Gordon Gekko:

    Lunch is for wimps.

  2. Milton Friedman:

    There is no free lunch.

  3. Richard Shelby:

    I’m going to lunch right now.

  4. Elisabeth Aspaker:

    There's no such thing as a free lunch.

  5. W. C. Fields:

    Somebody left the cork out of my lunch.

Images & Illustrations of lunch

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