Lunch vs. Lunchtime

By Jaxson

  • Lunch

    Lunch, the abbreviation for luncheon, is a meal typically eaten at midday. During the 20th century, the meaning gradually narrowed to a small or mid-sized meal eaten at midday. Lunch is commonly the second meal of the day, after breakfast. The meal varies in size depending on the culture, and significant variations exist in different areas of the world.

  • Lunch (noun)

    A light meal usually eaten around midday, notably when not as main meal of the day.

  • Lunch (noun)

    A first and second sessions.

  • Lunch (noun)

    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.”

  • Lunch (verb)

    To eat lunch.

    “I like to lunch in Italian restaurants.”

  • Lunch (verb)

    To treat to lunch.

  • Lunchtime (noun)

    The time or hour at which lunch is normally eaten.

    “It’s almost lunchtime, so I think I’ll finish up later this afternoon.”


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