- IPA: /lʌnt͡ʃ/, /lʌnʃ/, [lʌ̃nt͡ʃ]
- A light meal usually eaten around midday, notably when not as main meal of the day.
- (cricket) A break in play between the first and second sessions.
- (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.
- French: déjeuner, dîner (Belgium), lunch (more specific)
- German: Mittagessen, Lunch
- Italian: pranzo, seconda colazione
- Portuguese: almoço
- Russian: обе́д
- Spanish: almuerzo (Latin America), comida (Spain), yanta (archaic)
lunch (lunches, present participle lunching; past and past participle lunched)
- (intransitive) To eat lunch.
- I like to lunch in Italian restaurants.
- 1934, Cole Porter, ''Miss Otis Regrets
- Miss Otis regrets she's unable to lunch today.
- 1909, Frank Sidgwick, Love and battles (page 291)
- The gentleman had left for London after lunch. Yes, alone; but he had lunched in the hotel with a lady.
- (transitive) To treat to lunch.
- We dined him, we lunched him, we were photographed in his company by flashlight.
- French: déjeuner, prendre déjeuner, luncher (more specific)
- German: zu Mittag essen, lunchen, soupieren
- Italian: pranzare
- Portuguese: almoçar
- Russian: обе́дать
- Spanish: almorzar