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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
lunch /lʌntʃ/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. a light midday meal between breakfast and dinner;
    luncheon: [countable]a lunch of sandwiches.[uncountable]went out for lunch.

v. [no object]
  1. to eat lunch.
idiom
  1. Idiomsout to lunch, [Slang.]in a daze;
    not attentive or aware.


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
lunch  (lunch), 
n. 
  1. a light midday meal between breakfast and dinner;
    luncheon.
  2. any light meal or snack.
  3. a restaurant or lunchroom:Let's eat at the dairy lunch.
  4. Idiomsout to lunch, [Slang.]not paying attention or tending to business; negligent:You must have been out to lunch when you wrote that weird report.

v.i. 
  1. to eat lunch:We lunched quite late today.

v.t. 
  1. to provide lunch for:They lunched us in regal fashion.
Etymology:
  • short for luncheon 1585–95
luncher, n. 
lunchless, adj. 


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

lunch /lʌntʃ/ n
  1. a meal eaten during the middle of the day
vb
  1. (intransitive) to eat lunch
  2. (transitive) to provide or buy lunch for
Etymology: 16th Century: probably short form of luncheon

ˈluncher n



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