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. Kevin Sinnott:

    Nitrogen infused coffee is changing the way people think about coffee, instead of having a beer or soft drink with lunch, you can have this no carb beverage that still has a great mouth feel.

  2. Yasumasa KurodaJapan:

    Children love school lunch, some schools even show the menus on their website !

  3. Senator Burr:

    In a tabloid-style hit piece today, NPR knowingly and irresponsibly misrepresented a speech I gave last month about the coronavirus threat, this lunch was hosted on Feb. 27 by the North Carolina State Society. It was publicly advertised and widely attended. NPR knew, but did not report, that attendees also included many non-members, bipartisan congressional staff, and representatives from the governors office.

  4. Rich Gee:

    It is expensive for candidates if they have to take a half day, long lunch or fly out for interviews and take days off.

  5. Jake Paul:

    i eat nick crompton for breakfrest lunch and dinner he is my main slave i love him.

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