Definition of Luncheon

1. Noun. A midday meal.

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

Definition of Luncheon

1. n. A lump of food.

2. v. i. To take luncheon.

Definition of Luncheon

1. Noun. A formal meal served in the middle of the day. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive dated) To take luncheon. ¹

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Definition of Luncheon

1. a noonday meal [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Luncheon

lunch bucket
lunch buckets
lunch kettle
lunch lady
lunch meat
lunch meats
lunch meeting
lunch pail
lunch pails
lunch period
luncheon (current term)
luncheon meat
luncheon meeting
luncheon voucher

Literary usage of Luncheon

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

1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1909)
"Self-served course luncheon without a waitress. JS King. II. Delin. 73: 637-8. My. '09. Simple guest luncheon for St. Patrick's day. M. Dawson. II. Delin. ..."

2. Table Service by Lucy Grace Allen (1915)
"The popular hour at which luncheon is served is half-past one, although one o'clock ... The table for a formal luncheon should be laid with a luncheon set, ..."

3. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1877)
"When the works have been inspected the company will be entertained at luncheon by the Messrs. Martin, the proprietors. After luncheon some of the party will ..."

4. The Modern Trust Company: Its Functions and Organization by Franklin Butler Kirkbride, Joseph Edmund Sterrett (1908)
"luncheon ROOM Where the size of the company and the profits of the business warrant the expense, it is advisable to give the employees a luncheon in the ..."

5. The Verbalist: A Manual Devoted to Brief Discussions of the Right and Wrong by Alfred Ayres (1882)
"This word, when used as a substantive, may at the best be accounted an inelegant abbreviation of luncheon. The dictionaries barely recognize it. ..."

6. The Imperial Japanese Mission, 1917: A Record of the Reception Throughout by Kikujirō Ishii, Toyokichi Iyenaga, Joseph Ignatius Constantine Clarke (1918)
"luncheon at the Bankers' Club On Monday, October 1, Viscount Ishii and other members of the Imperial Japanese Mission were entertained at a luncheon given ..."

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