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. Superintendent Steven Unowsky:

    A hot lunch should never be taken from a child, one of the things that we can do as adults is model failure with grace. We absolutely failed in this situation and our team is working to try and rectify the mistakes that we've made.

  2. Rick Harrison:

    I had lunch with him and the thing that impressed me the most was that this guy never say said 'for the party, the party, the party'. A lot of politicians do that, i’m good at reading people if you seen my show. This guy cares honestly about people.

  3. Hello Mr.:

    I really got to know Alfred Hitchcock when we went to Stowe, Vermont, whenever we had lunch there, and we were on location 12-14 weeks, all the local women would cook us lunch for the whole crew. And each would bring out their best dishes every day. And whenever we had lunch, Alfred Hitchcock was the first one to examine the dishes … I would just follow Alfred Hitchcock and go, ‘ Oh, was that a good one, Alfred Hitchcock ? ’ And Alfred Hitchcock would go, ‘ Yes, that’s the one I ’m going to have. ’.

  4. Jeff Katula:

    If you can fit in 10 minutes in the morning, 10 minutes at lunch, and 10 minutes at night, and you can do that five days a week, you’re there.

  5. Brian Stone:

    Not only should she not have allowed the additional a la carte items, but she did not record or charge any of the items, including the main lunch, to the student account so they could be paid in the future.

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