WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
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.
  1. Idiomsout to lunch, [Slang.]in a daze;
    not attentive or aware.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
lunch  (lunch),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a light midday meal between breakfast and dinner;
  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.

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

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

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

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

ˈluncher n

'lunch' also found in these entries:
Collocations: lunched on [crackers, chicken, apples], eat a [light, late, early, heavy, hearty, filling] lunch, a lunch [date, meeting, club, bag], more...

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