lunch Definition

a meal eaten in the middle of the day, typically one that is lighter or less formal than an evening meal.

Using lunch: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "lunch" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I usually have a sandwich for lunch.

  • Example

    We're meeting for lunch at noon.

  • Example

    He brought his own lunch to work today.

lunch Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for lunch

  • snack
  • midday meal
  • light meal

Phrases with lunch

  • a period of time during the day, typically an hour, when people stop work to eat lunch


    I always take my lunch break at noon.

  • a lunch prepared at home and carried to work or school, usually in a container


    I prefer to bring a packed lunch to work instead of buying food.

  • business lunch

    a lunch meeting between business associates, often used for discussing business matters


    The CEO invited me to a business lunch to discuss the new project.


Summary: lunch in Brief

The word 'lunch' [lʌn(t)ʃ] refers to a midday meal that is typically lighter or less formal than dinner. It can be a sandwich or a light meal, and is often eaten at work or school. Phrases like 'lunch break' and 'packed lunch' are commonly used, as well as 'business lunch' for meetings.

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