Definitions for: Lunch


[n] a midday meal
[v] take the midday meal; "At what time are you lunching?"
[v] provide a midday meal for; "She lunched us well"



Webster (1913) Definition: Lunch, n. [Of uncertain etymol. Cf. Prov. Eng. nunc a
lump.]
A luncheon; specifically, a light repast between breakfast
and dinner.


Lunch, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Lunched; p. pr. & vb. n.
Lunching.]
To take luncheon. --Smart.

Synonyms: dejeuner, luncheon, tiffin

See Also: busines lunch, eat, feed, give, meal, repast

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Famous Quotes Containing Lunch:


When ordering lunch, the big executives are just as indecisive as the rest of us.

-- William Feather (American Author)

I lived at home and I cycled every morning to the railway station to travel by train to Johannesburg followed by a walk to the University, carrying sandwiches for my lunch and returning in the evening the same way.

-- Sydney Brenner (British Scientist)

I definitely think we should not serve alcoholic beverages at the lunch break.

-- McLean Stevenson (American Actor)

So we got there at 6 a.m. We'd be shooting by 6:45. We wouldn't break for lunch, we'd just pass food around all day. And we would just rock and roll 'til 4, then Matty Libatique, our great cinematographer, would say, "Outta light, guys" - and that was it.

-- Joel Schumacher (American Director)

I didn't come from a trailer park. I grew up middle class and my dad had money and my mom made my lunch. I got a car when I was sixteen. I'm proud of that.

-- Kid Rock (American Musician)

I'm going to try to pull a Natalie Portman. Natalie went to Harvard while shooting 'Star Wars'. I don't know how she did it. I want to have lunch with her and ask her - that seems like a bunch of stress right there.

-- Selena Gomez (American Actress)

Lunch is for wimps.

-- Oliver Stone (American Director)

It's hell with that big beard and stuff. That's the one bit I don't like. Either you take out at lunch or you don't eat. So I opted not to eat, 'cause having to put it on twice is horrific.

-- Robbie Coltrane (Scottish Actor)

Some weasel took the cork out of my lunch.

-- W. C. Fields (American Comedian)

When I produce a movie - and I've produced a number of movies, unlike Arnold - yes, I'm frustrated when the union says you can't do this, you can't work past that hour, you've got to break for lunch. But ultimately, they're right. What they do is for everyone's benefit.

-- Warren Beatty (American Actor)

Manhattan is a narrow island off the coast of New Jersey devoted to the pursuit of lunch.

-- Raymond Sokolov (American Journalist)

Office hours are from 12 to 1 with an hour off for lunch.

-- George S. Kaufman (American Dramatist)

Every spare second I would write, somehow. On my lunch hour, too.

-- Kevin J. Anderson (American Writer)

I definitely have a family. I have a boyfriend who has kids, and we do normal things every day, like get up and go to school. Eat breakfast, lunch and dinner.

-- Tina Yothers (American Actress)

In the morning we received some very thin coffee. For lunch we had potato soup with a few pieces of meat in it, in the evening we had a very thin meat soup with some potatoes in it.

-- Leon Askin (Austrian Actor)

What contemptible scoundrel has stolen the cork to my lunch?

-- W. Clement Stone (American Businessman)

And that's another piece of advice I'll give junior writers; when you get to the point where they take you to lunch, let the editor suggest where to go.

-- Jerry Pournelle (American Journalist)

Some of the free lunch programs were still goin' on - based on the last leg of the Black Panther Party.

-- Kool Moe Dee (American Musician)

Is this film more interesting than a documentary of the same actors having lunch?

-- Gene Siskel (American Critic)

Nature provides a free lunch, but only if we control our appetites.

-- William Ruckelshaus (American Lawyer)

But people that are worried about unborn babies are the same ones that vote against kindergarten programs in Indiana or school lunch funds out of the federal government.

-- Birch Bayh (American Politician)

From a parent's right to know what their children are doing, to protecting citizens across the country from the growing threat of gang violence, the House Democrat leadership is simply out to lunch.

-- Virginia Foxx (American Politician)

A man may be a pessimistic determinist before lunch and an optimistic believer in the will's freedom after it.

-- Aldous Huxley (English Novelist)

There's nothing like castrating 20 pigs before lunch. I did that during school whenever the need arose. They'd call out the agricultural class and put us in trucks to go help the local farmers.

-- Fred Ward (American Actor)

Mars is really different, into art. Lydia Lunch is more energy. James Chance is more commercial in a different way, in funk and jazz. They were all doing original things, trying to create their own sound and music. I think they're all great.

-- Ikue Mori (Japanese Musician)

The small businessman is smart; he realizes there's no free lunch. On the other hand, he knows where to go to get a good inexpensive sandwich.

-- Adam Osborne ( Author)

A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner.

-- Francis Bacon (English Philosopher)

I had cottage cheese for lunch and a glass of wine when I got home tonight.

-- Sally Quinn (American Journalist)

I haven't trusted polls since I read that 62% of women had affairs during their lunch hour. I've never met a woman in my life who would give up lunch for sex.

-- Erma Bombeck (American Journalist)

For years I used to bore my wife over lunch with stories about funny incidents.

-- James Herriot (British Writer)

Another woman approached me while I was having lunch at the Russian Tea Room in New York and told me that the reason she had become a lawyer was because she had read 'Rage of Angels'. To me, that kind of feedback has more meaning than any sales figures.

-- Sidney Sheldon (American Novelist)

I only eat one meal a day. Lunch, not dinner.

-- Robert Goulet (American Musician)

When you have something for breakfast, you're not going to be starving by lunch.

-- Bruce Barton (American Author)

The food is absolutely atrocious, and parents have no idea. Parents are giving their kids three dollars and saying, 'Okay, see you later. Go off to school and have a good lunch.'

-- Morgan Spurlock (American Director)

He makes me laugh, Mick! He tended to turn up when we were having lunch and entertain us all. He bought an Enigma machine! I've never worked with a producer who was more famous than everyone put together.

-- Saffron Burrows (English Actress)


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