from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A meal eaten at midday.
- n. The food provided for a midday meal.
- intransitive v. To eat a midday meal.
- idiom out to lunch Slang Not in touch with the real world; crazy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A light meal usually eaten around midday, notably when not as main meal of the day.
- n. A break in play between the first and second sessions.
- n. Any small meal, especially one eaten at a social gathering.
- v. To eat lunch.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A luncheon; specifically, a light repast between breakfast and dinner, most commonly about noontime.
- intransitive v. To take luncheon.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. take the midday meal
- n. a midday meal
- v. provide a midday meal for
Short for luncheon.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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)