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English[]

Etymology[]

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")

Pronunciation[]

  • IPA: /lʌnʧ/
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  • Rhymes: -ʌntʃ

Noun[]

Singular
Lunch

Plural
es

Lunch (es)

  1. A light meal usually eaten around midday, notably when not as main meal of the day.
  2. Template:Cricket A break in play between the first and second sessions.
  3. (Minnesota, US) Any small meal, especially one eaten at a social gathering.
    After the funeral there was a lunch for those who didn't go to the cemetery.

Synonyms[]

  • (midday meal): luncheon

Derived terms[]

  • little lunch
  • playlunch

Translations[]

Verb[]

Infinitive
to Lunch

Third person singular
lunches

Simple past
lunched

Past participle
-

Present participle
lunching

to Lunch (third-person singular simple present lunches, present participle lunching, simple past and past participle lunched)

  1. To eat lunch.
    I like to lunch in Italian restaurants.

Derived terms[]

  • luncher
  • lunchroom
  • ladies who lunch

Related terms[]

  • luncheonette

Translations[]

See also[]

  • breakfast
  • dine, dinner
  • supper

Dutch[]

Etymology[]

From English lunch, presumably short for luncheon, from 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")

Noun[]

Lunch (plural lunchen or lunches, diminutive Lunchje, diminutive plural Lunchjes)

  1. A lunch, meal around noon

Derived terms[]

  • lunchen (verb)
  • lunchtafel m. and f.
  • lunchtijd m.
  • lunchuur n.

Related terms[]

  • brunchen (verb)
  • lunchroom

See also[]

  • maaltijd
  • ontbijt

Verb[]

Lunch

  1. The first-person singular present indicative of lunchen.
  2. The imperative of lunchen.

French[]

Etymology[]

From English lunch, presumably short for luncheon, from 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")

Noun[]

Lunch m. (plural Lunchs)

  1. A lunch, (usually light) meal around noon
  2. A light meal with sandwiches, cold cuts, pastry etc. served at a festive reception

Derived terms[]

  • luncher (verb)
  • lunchroom m.

Swedish[]

Pronunciation[]

Noun[]

Lunch c.

Inflection for Lunch Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Base form
Possessive form
  1. A lunch, meal eaten about noon

See also[]

  • middag

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