American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A meal eaten at midday.
- n. The food provided for a midday meal.
- v. To eat a midday meal.
- idiom. out to lunch Slang Not in touch with the real world; crazy.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large lump or piece, as of bread.
- n. A slight repast or meal between breakfast and dinner, or, as formerly, between dinner and supper, or between dinner or supper and bedtime; luncheon.
- To take a lunch or luncheon.
- n. A light meal usually eaten around midday, notably when not as main meal of the day.
- n. cricket A break in play between the first and second sessions.
- n. Minnesota, US Any small meal, especially one eaten at a social gathering.
- v. To eat lunch.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A luncheon; specifically, a light repast between breakfast and dinner, most commonly about noontime.
- v. To take luncheon.
- v. take the midday meal
- n. a midday meal
- v. provide a midday meal for
- 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") (Wiktionary)
- Short for luncheon. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“One who loses his lunch is a chudder and an appointment that greedily downs fast food before the session is a taco valve.”
“I have been a member for about 10 years now (wow, has it really been that long?), and this lunch is always one of the more enjoyable lunches.”
“Watching a bear climb into our truck and steal our lunch is my best one.”
“You can nag them for weeks to pack a lunch for school, or you can make it clear that packing a lunch is their job, and then let them forget once or twice.”
“We break for dinner what we call lunch around 11:30 or noon and come back at either 1pm or 1:30pm.”
“Strickland had contrived to claw together a sort of meal which he called lunch, and immediately after it was finished went out about his business.”
“PlayStation Portable style, that only works with an expensive smartphone plugged into it and has the word "lunch" written on it in big letters.”
“If the KT Spider does make its way here, it won't have the word "lunch" written across the game console dock's face.”
“Around 8 p.m., the prince has what he calls lunch but what feels like dinner: a lavish buffet was set up outside in a different location each night, either at the palace, the resort or, on weekend nights (Wednesday and Thursday nights in Saudi Arabia) at his desert retreat.”
“Last week I was on one of those long bus trips where they think that "lunch" is a quick stop at the OXXO for junk food which includes much grease and little if any protein.”
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