Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
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).]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
a lunch, esp a formal one
[C16: probably variant of nuncheon, from Middle English noneschench, from none noon + schench drink]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
lunch, esp. a formal lunch.
[1570–80; dissimilated variant of nuncheon Middle English none(s)chench noon drink]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
luncheon- An extension of the word lunch, based on nuncheon, "a drink taken at noon."
See also related terms for noon.
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||luncheon - a midday meal |
business lunch - lunch (usually at a restaurant) where business is discussed and the cost is charged as a business expense
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
luncheon[ˈlʌntʃən] n → déjeuner mluncheon meat n sorte de saucissonluncheon voucher n → ticket-restaurant mlunch hour n → heure 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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Frühstücksfleisch nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
luncheon[ˈlʌntʃ/ən] n (frm) → pranzo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995