luncheon


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lunch·eon

 (lŭn′chən)
n.
1. A lunch, especially a formal one.
2. An afternoon party at which a light meal is served.

[Probably alteration (influenced by dialectal lunch, hunk of cheese or bread) of obsolete nuncheon, light snack, from Middle English nonshench : none, noon; see noon + schench, drink (from Old English scenc, from scencan, to pour out).]

luncheon

(ˈlʌntʃən)
n
a lunch, esp a formal one
[C16: probably variant of nuncheon, from Middle English noneschench, from none noon + schench drink]

lunch•eon

(ˈlʌn tʃən)

n.
lunch, esp. a formal lunch.
[1570–80; dissimilated variant of nuncheon Middle English none(s)chench noon drink]

luncheon

- An extension of the word lunch, based on nuncheon, "a drink taken at noon."
See also related terms for noon.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.luncheon - a midday mealluncheon - 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
Translations

luncheon

[ˈlʌntʃən]
A. N (frm) → comida f, almuerzo m
B. CPD luncheon meat Nfiambre m en conserva
luncheon voucher N (Brit) → vale m or (LAm) tíquet m de comida

luncheon

[ˈlʌntʃən] ndéjeuner mluncheon meat n sorte de saucissonluncheon voucher nticket-restaurant mlunch hour nheure f du déjeuner
during the lunch hour → à l'heure du déjeuner
to do sth in one's lunch hour → faire qch à l'heure du déjeuner

luncheon

n (form)Lunch nt or m, → Mittagessen nt

luncheon

:
luncheon meat
luncheon voucher
nEssen(s)bon mor -marke f

luncheon

[ˈlʌntʃn] n (frm) → pranzo
References in classic literature ?
I'm not a show, Aunty, and no one is coming to stare at me, to criticize my dress, or count the cost of my luncheon.
It was after luncheon, and by the schoolroom fire, and yet I hadn't really, in the least, slept: I had only done something much worse-- I had forgotten.
He could not talk very well, because his opponent's sword had cut his under-lip in two, and then the surgeon had sewed it together and overlaid it with a profusion of white plaster patches; neither could he eat easily, still he contrived to accomplish a slow and troublesome luncheon while the last duel was preparing.
Rebecca and Emma Jane always knew when she had brought a tart or a triangle of layer cake with her school luncheon, because on those days she forsook the cheerful society of her mates and sought a safe solitude in the woods, returning after a time with a jocund smile on her smug face.
That morning they had found among other things such good appetites that when they returned to Colin's room it was not possible to send the luncheon away untouched.
At half-past one, luncheon being over, she went out of doors to a lawn that lay between the southern side of the college and a shrubbery.
He pictured to himself with silent amusement the tedious luncheon that he had missed by staying so long with Basil Hallward.
Whilst at luncheon he suddenly spied a little monkey of the brightest green sitting on a tree and gazing so tenderly at him that he felt quite moved.
They spread the cousin's sackcloth on the grass, and put the stores of the alforjas into requisition, and all three sitting down lovingly and sociably, they made a luncheon and a supper of it all in one; and when the sackcloth was removed, Don Quixote of La Mancha said, "Let no one rise, and attend to me, my sons, both of you.
Luncheon would be on the table in little beyond an hour; and the Squire, on sitting down, would hardly fail to ask for Master Richard.
Come, shall we take our luncheon, and then pay a last visit to St.
As we went along, Kitty and I drew up the blinds, and pretended there was nobody in the coach; and I should have gone so all the way, if Kitty had not been sick; and when we got to the George, I do think we behaved very handsomely, for we treated the other three with the nicest cold luncheon in the world, and if you would have gone, we would have treated you too.