lunch


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lunch

 (lŭnch)
n.
1. A meal eaten at midday.
2. The food provided for a midday meal.
intr.v. lunched, lunch·ing, lunch·es
To eat a midday meal.
Idiom:
out to lunch Slang
Not in touch with the real world; crazy.

[Short for luncheon.]

lunch′er n.

lunch

(lʌntʃ)
n
1. a meal eaten during the middle of the day
2. Caribbean (among older people) mid-afternoon tea
vb
3. (intr) to eat lunch
4. (tr) to provide or buy lunch for
[C16: probably short form of luncheon]
ˈluncher n

lunch

(lʌntʃ)
n.
1. a light midday meal between breakfast and dinner; luncheon.
2. any light meal or snack.
v.i.
3. to eat lunch.
4. to provide lunch for.
Idioms:
out to lunch, Slang. in a daze; inattentive or unaware.
[1585–95; shortening of luncheon]
lunch′er, n.

dinner

lunch
1. 'dinner'

People usually call their main meal of the day dinner. Some people have this meal in the middle of the day, and others have it in the evening.

We had roast beef and potatoes for dinner.
I haven't had dinner yet.
2. 'lunch'

People who call their evening meal dinner usually refer to a meal eaten in the middle of the day as lunch.

I had soup and a sandwich for lunch.
I'm going out to lunch.

Be Careful!
You don't usually use 'a' with dinner or lunch. Don't say, for example, I haven't had a dinner yet'.

lunch


Past participle: lunched
Gerund: lunching

Imperative
lunch
lunch
Present
I lunch
you lunch
he/she/it lunches
we lunch
you lunch
they lunch
Preterite
I lunched
you lunched
he/she/it lunched
we lunched
you lunched
they lunched
Present Continuous
I am lunching
you are lunching
he/she/it is lunching
we are lunching
you are lunching
they are lunching
Present Perfect
I have lunched
you have lunched
he/she/it has lunched
we have lunched
you have lunched
they have lunched
Past Continuous
I was lunching
you were lunching
he/she/it was lunching
we were lunching
you were lunching
they were lunching
Past Perfect
I had lunched
you had lunched
he/she/it had lunched
we had lunched
you had lunched
they had lunched
Future
I will lunch
you will lunch
he/she/it will lunch
we will lunch
you will lunch
they will lunch
Future Perfect
I will have lunched
you will have lunched
he/she/it will have lunched
we will have lunched
you will have lunched
they will have lunched
Future Continuous
I will be lunching
you will be lunching
he/she/it will be lunching
we will be lunching
you will be lunching
they will be lunching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been lunching
you have been lunching
he/she/it has been lunching
we have been lunching
you have been lunching
they have been lunching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been lunching
you will have been lunching
he/she/it will have been lunching
we will have been lunching
you will have been lunching
they will have been lunching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been lunching
you had been lunching
he/she/it had been lunching
we had been lunching
you had been lunching
they had been lunching
Conditional
I would lunch
you would lunch
he/she/it would lunch
we would lunch
you would lunch
they would lunch
Past Conditional
I would have lunched
you would have lunched
he/she/it would have lunched
we would have lunched
you would have lunched
they would have lunched
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lunch - a midday meallunch - a midday meal        
meal, repast - the food served and eaten at one time
business lunch - lunch (usually at a restaurant) where business is discussed and the cost is charged as a business expense
Verb1.lunch - take the midday meal; "At what time are you lunching?"
eat - eat a meal; take a meal; "We did not eat until 10 P.M. because there were so many phone calls"; "I didn't eat yet, so I gladly accept your invitation"
2.lunch - provide a midday meal for; "She lunched us well"
feed, give - give food to; "Feed the starving children in India"; "don't give the child this tough meat"
Translations
غَداءغَدَاءٌيَتَناوَل وجْبَة الغَداء
obědobědvat
frokostlunchmiddag
Mittagessenzu Mittag essenLunch
lõuna
lounaslounastaa
ručak
ebédebédel
hádegisverîursnæîa hádegisverî
昼食
점심
prandium
priešpiečiaipriešpiečiautipriešpiečių metas
ēst lenču, vieglas pusdienaslenčs, vieglas pusdienas
prânz
obedobedovať
kosilokositiobedjužina
obedručak
lunch
อาหารกลางวัน
öğle yemeğiöğle yemeği yemek
bữa trưa

lunch

[lʌntʃ]
A. Ncomida f, almuerzo m, lonche m (Mex)
to have lunchcomer, almorzar
to be out to lunch (US) → estar como una regadera or cabra
B. CPD lunch break N = lunch hour lunch counter N (US) (= café) cafetería donde se sirven comidas; (= counter) mostrador o barra donde se come
lunch hour Nhora f de la comida or del almuerzo or (Mex) del lonche

lunch

[ˈlʌntʃ]
ndéjeuner m
to have lunch → déjeuner
We have lunch at 12.30 → Nous déjeunons à midi et demie.
to go out for lunch → sortir déjeuner
to invite sb to lunch → inviter qn à déjeuner
to invite sb for lunch → inviter qn à déjeuner
to come to lunch → venir déjeuner
to have lunch with sb → déjeuner avec qn
to have sth for lunch → manger qch à midi
What did you have for lunch? → Qu'est-ce que tu as mangé à midi?
there's no such thing as a free lunch → tout se paie
vidéjeunerlunch box lunchbox [ˈlʌntʃbɒks] n
(for packed lunches) boîte dans laquelle on transporte son déjeuner
(British) (= male genitalia) → engin m lunch break lunchbreak [ˈlʌntʃbreɪk] nheure f du déjeuner
to be on one's lunch break → faire la pause de midi

lunch

nMittagessen nt; to have or take lunch(zu) Mittag essen; let’s do lunch (inf)wir sollten uns zum Mittagessen treffen; to give somebody lunchjdn zum Mittagessen einladen; how long do you get for lunch?wie lange haben Sie Mittagspause?; when do you have lunch in the office?wann haben or machen Sie im Büro Mittag?; he’s at luncher ist beim Mittagessen; to have lunch outauswärts or im Restaurant (zu Mittag) essen; out to lunch (inf: = crazy) → weggetreten (inf); there’s no such thing as a free lunch (fig)man bekommt im Leben nichts geschenkt
vi(zu) Mittag essen; we lunched on a saladzum (Mittag)essen gab es einen Salat

lunch

:
lunchbox
n
Vesperbox f, → Lunchbox f
(Brit hum inf) → Gemächte nt (old, hum)
lunch break
nMittagspause f
lunch counter
n (US) (= café)Imbiss m; (= counter)Imbisstheke f

lunch

:
lunch hour
nMittagsstunde f; (= lunch break)Mittagspause f
lunch meeting
nGeschäftsessen nt (über Mittag)
lunch money
n (US Sch) → Essensgeld nt
lunchpail
n (US) = lunchbox
lunchroom
n (US) → Imbissstube f; (= canteen)Kantine f
lunchtime
nMittagspause f; they arrived at lunchsie kamen um die Mittagszeit an, sie kamen gegen Mittag an

lunch

[lʌntʃ] npranzo, (seconda) colazione f
to invite sb to or for lunch → invitare qn a pranzo
to have lunch → pranzare

lunch

(lantʃ) also luncheon (ˈlantʃən) noun
a meal eaten in the middle of the day.
verb
to eat this meal. We lunched on the train.
ˈlunchtime noun
the time between 12.00 p.m. and 2.00 p.m., when people eat lunch.

lunch

غَدَاءٌ oběd frokost Mittagessen γεύμα comida lounas déjeuner ručak pranzo 昼食 점심 lunch lunsj lunch almoço обед lunch อาหารกลางวัน öğle yemeği bữa trưa 午餐

lunch

n. almuerzo, comida del mediodía.

lunch

n almuerzo, comida (esp. Mex), comida del mediodía; to have — almorzar, comer (esp. Mex), tomar la comida del mediodía
References in classic literature ?
The poor things got no other lunch and were seldom home before two.
He slept in the office that was unspeakably dirty and dined at Biff Carter's lunch room in a small frame building opposite the railroad station.
They made a landing about noon, and lunch was served.
Shimerda and Peter were on the front seat; Antonia and I sat in the straw behind and ate our lunch as we bumped along.
Andrews," he called, "jump in, and I'll give you a lunch at Sherry's.
4, in the Crescent, never orders her dinner till the meat comes in for lunch, and it's nothing but hurry, hurry, all the time.
When they called for the vessels again, I was green enough to return what bread I had left, but my comrade seized it, and said that I should lay that up for lunch or dinner.
They have floating desks and tables, and they read or lunch or play chess in water that is breast-deep.
The captain see me standing around, and told me I better have something to eat before I went ashore; so he took me in the texas to the officers' lunch, and give me all I wanted.
It was leaving the farm, and putting up lunch in a basket, and a little riding and a little steam cars, and we carried our nightgowns.
She did not think he looked tired but he was very quiet before their lunch came and he was quiet while they were eating it.
We'll lunch at one, and take the dogs out afterward.