Definition of Lunch

1. Noun. A midday meal.

Exact synonyms: Dejeuner, Luncheon, Tiffin
Generic synonyms: Meal, Repast
Specialized synonyms: Business Lunch

2. Verb. Take the midday meal. "Sam and Sue lunch"; "At what time are you lunching?"
Generic synonyms: Eat
Derivative terms: Luncher, Lunching

3. Verb. Provide a midday meal for. "She lunched us well"
Generic synonyms: Feed, Give

Definition of Lunch

1. n. A luncheon; specifically, a light repast between breakfast and dinner.

2. v. i. To take luncheon.

Definition of Lunch

1. Noun. A light meal usually eaten around midday, notably when not as main meal of the day. ¹

2. Noun. (cricket) A break in play between the first and second sessions. ¹

3. Noun. (context: Minnesota US) Any small meal, especially one eaten at a social gathering. ¹

4. Verb. To eat lunch. ¹

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Definition of Lunch

1. to eat a noonday meal [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Lunch

lunate sigma
lunate sigmas
lunate sulcus
lunate surface of acetabulum
lunatic asylum
lunatic asylums
lunatic fringe
lunch (current term)
lunch box
lunch bucket
lunch buckets
lunch kettle
lunch lady
lunch meat
lunch meats
lunch meeting
lunch pail
lunch pails
lunch period

Literary usage of Lunch

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"lunch, in the modern sense, is a mere abbreviation of luncheon, though we shall trace the latter back to lunch in the sense mentioned in the article above. ..."

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