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:


The biggest challenge in New Orleans has been to find workers who can climb a ladder after lunch.

-- Harry Anderson (American Actor)

I know how many days in which I have just answered e-mail, had three phone calls and a two hour lunch. Poof, gone. They are not infrequent.

-- Joseph Epstein (American Writer)

You never came home for lunch: you just stayed doing, playing, having fun, surfing, running round.

-- Diane Cilento (Australian Actress)

Generally speaking, we get the joke. We know that the free market is nonsense. We know that the whole point is to game the system, to beat the market or at least find someone who will pay you a lot of money, 'cause they're convinced that there is a free lunch.

-- Ron Bloom ( -)

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)

Whenever you want to marry someone, go have lunch with his ex-wife.

-- Shelley Winters (American Actress)

Really, can anyone drink several martinis at lunch?

-- Christine Baranski (American Actress)

We must explain the truth: There is no free lunch.

-- Grace Napolitano (American Politician)

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)

Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer knows the propensity to dream, the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch.

-- Tim Berners-Lee ( Inventor)

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)

I used to eat lunch with Billy Wilder when I first came out here.

-- Richard Serra (American Sculptor)

Oh, my friends, be warned by me, That breakfast, dinner, lunch and tea, Are all human frame requires.

-- Hilaire Belloc (English Poet)

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

-- McLean Stevenson (American Actor)

All that prosthetic makeup drains you. By the time it's lunch, you're done.

-- Mickey Rourke (American Actor)

Never drink black coffee at lunch; it will keep you awake all afternoon.

-- Jilly Cooper (British Author)

Taking Big Bird away from our five year olds, lunch money away from our ten year olds, job training programs away from our fifteen year olds, and college loans away from our twenty year olds is a disgrace.

-- John Murray ( -)

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)

Right at the end of the war I wrote a piano sonata, which was written at a time when Sam Barber used to come down here and we used to have lunch together in a very nice old hotel that's now not there.

-- Elliott Carter (American Composer)

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

-- George S. Kaufman (American Dramatist)

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

-- William Feather (American Author)

I terminated the interview when I didn't know what he was talking about and went upstairs to lunch.

-- Graham Kennedy (Australian Entertainer)

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

-- James Herriot (British Writer)

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

-- Robert Goulet (American Musician)

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)

When I was a boy we didn't wake up with Vietnam and have Cyprus for lunch and the Congo for dinner.

-- Lyndon B. Johnson (American President)

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 left the table where there were important people and had lunch with my husband and a few friends. The reception was organised in my honour, so it was rather amusing.

-- Nana Mouskouri (Greek Musician)

The fire trucks are out, there are thousands of people in the streets. You have a choice. You can have this, or you let Negroes eat at the lunch counters.

-- Burke Marshall (American Lawyer)

It's kind of like family. I can't say that we go out to lunch and to the movies every day with each other. Everyone's fully grown adult women with lives.

-- Kathy Valentine (American Musician)

I've always just shown up and tried to figure out what's for lunch and am I going to get to play some racquetball that night.

-- Robert Downey, Jr. (American Actor)

I have come to understand and appreciate writers much more recently since I started working on a book last fall. Before that, I thought golf writers got up every morning, played a round of golf, had lunch, showed up for our last three holes and then went to dinner.

-- Phil Mickelson (American Athlete)

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)

There's no such thing as a free lunch, at least on the karmic level.

-- Joan D. Vinge (American Author)


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