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, dejeunerverb

    a midday meal

  2. lunchverb

    take the midday meal

    "At what time are you lunching?"

  3. lunchverb

    provide a midday meal for

    "She lunched us well"

GCIDE

  1. Lunchnoun

    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. lunchnoun

    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. lunchnoun

    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. lunchnoun

    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. lunchverb

    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. Lunchnoun

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

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

  2. Lunchverb

    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  

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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

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  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. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie:

    The first lady has no business being involved in this, she wants to give her opinions? That's fine. She can give her opinions about what people should have for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. She's like any other American. She can give her opinions.

  2. Superintendent Ken Wallace:

    In the upper left, there is what appears to be pizza grease, i can imagine somebody taking this out over lunch and saying, 'I wonder what this is all about.'.

  3. Mitch Tuchman:

    It's a free lunch, but not if you yield to the temptations, you have to avoid falling prey to the sirens of active management.

  4. Donald Trump:

    Donald Trump speaks as Russian President Vladimir Putin listens during a join press conference at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, July 16, 2018. ( Antti Aimo-Koivisto/Lehtikuva via AP)( Lehtikuva) Im not keeping anything under wraps. I couldnt care less, i had a conversation like every president does. You sit with the president of various countries. I do it with all countries. OPINION : PUTIN ATE TRUMPS LUNCH IN HELSINKI Schiff had previewed Mondays move in January, writing on Twitter :.

  5. Rick DePiro:

    You don't get a free lunch until you can afford to buy the restaurant.

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