from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The time during which lunch is usually eaten.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The time or hour at which lunch is normally eaten.
- n. the period of 30 minutes to an hour at midday between lessons when schoolchildren are allowed to go outside and play or eat.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the time for eating lunch.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the customary or habitual hour for eating lunch
Your comment about the 'grey Lancastrian lunchtime' is clear evidence of anti-Lancashire bias from a known Yorkshireman, and is not what I'd expect from the Guardian.
The food comes out fresh to order, instead of prepackaged in lunchtime bento boxes
The intrepid Zach navigates through Midtown's steel canyons on a constant quest to find the best in lunchtime options.
One thing's for sure - Andrew Neill's Daily Politics programme and PMQs this lunchtime is going to be an absolute must view show.
"Ohhhhhh, so it's lunchtime is it, Ma?" said someone and the class laughed but made no move to close their books.
So what I've been doing all along at lunchtime is unplugging the 3 different cables (power, DSL, keyboard/mouse adapter) from the back of the laptop and carting it up the hall to the kitchen for podcast playback while preparing and munching a sandwich.
That was Samantha from "Sex and the City" having a little problem with what some call lunchtime facelifts.
In my school, I'm sure we spoke about 'lunchtime' but called the lunchtime staff 'dinner ladies'.
In the middle of the day - I call it 'lunchtime' - I eat a salad with bread and cheese, or pasta with a home-made sauce, or a baked potato with cheese and salad, or even egg and chips.
Still and though, the challenge of going back to my creative twenties, when I could knock out songs in the evening about a girl I’d spotted in a crowd at lunchtime, is too great to turn down.