Lunch

English

Noun

Lunch (plural Lunches)
  1. A light meal usually eaten around midday, notably when not as main meal of the day.
  2. (cricket) A break in play between the first and second sessions.
  3. (Minnesota, US) Any small meal, especially one eaten at a social gathering.

Verb

Lunch (third-person singular simple present lunches, present participle lunching, simple past and past participle lunched)

  1. To eat lunch.

Adjectives for Lunch

well-balanced; belated; frugal; costly; convivial; substantial; suitable; abundant; half-wrapped; cold.

Adverbs for Lunch

frugally; convivially; substantially; abundantly; swiftly; fraternally; hospitably; gaity; appetizingly; insatiably.

Thesaurus

supper, tea, tea break, teatime, tiffin, wiener roast, wienie roast, TV dinner, alfresco meal, barbecue, board, break bread with, breakfast, brunch, buffet supper, clambake, coffee break, cook out, cookout, dine, dine out, diner, dinner, eat out, elevenses, fish fry, high tea, hot luncheon, luncheon, mash, meat breakfast, mess with, petit dejeuner, picnic, sup,

Etymology

Recorded since 1580; presumably short for luncheon, apparently an alteration from nuncheon, nonechenche "light mid-day meal", itself from none "noon" (from Latin nonus) + schench "drink" (from Old English scenc, from scencan "pour out") and altered by northern English dialect lunch "hunk of bread or cheese" (1590), which probably is from Spanish lonja "a slice" (literally "loin")

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /lʌnʧ/
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  • Rhymes: -ʌntʃ

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Dutch

Noun

Lunch (plural lunchen or lunches, diminutive Lunchje, diminutive plural Lunchjes)

  1. A lunch, meal around noon

Derived terms

  • lunchen (verb)
  • lunchtafel m. and f.
  • lunchtijd m.
  • lunchuur n.

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Verb

Lunch

  1. first-person singular present indicative of lunchen.
  2. imperative of lunchen.

Etymology

From English lunch, presumably short for luncheon, from nonechenche "light mid-day meal", itself from none "noon" (from Latin nonus) + schench "drink" (from Old English scenc, from scencan "pour out") and altered by northern English dialect lunch "hunk of bread or cheese" (1590), which probably is from Spanish lonja "a slice" (literally "loin")


French

Noun

Lunch m. (plural Lunchs)

  1. A lunch, (usually light) meal around noon
  2. A light meal with sandwiches, cold cuts, pastry etc. served at a festive reception

Etymology

From English lunch, presumably short for luncheon, from nonechenche "light mid-day meal", itself from none "noon" (from Latin nonus) + schench "drink" (from Old English scenc, from scencan "pour out") and altered by northern English dialect lunch "hunk of bread or cheese" (1590), which probably is from Spanish lonja "a slice" (literally "loin")

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Swedish

Noun

Lunch c.

  1. A lunch, meal eaten about noon

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Last modified on 2 May 2013, at 22:57