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
A luncheon; specifically, a light repast between breakfast
and dinner.

Lunch, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Lunched; p. pr. & vb. n.
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:

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)

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

-- Joan D. Vinge (American Author)

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)

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

-- William Ruckelshaus (American Lawyer)

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

-- Harry Anderson (American Actor)

Caesar salad is one of my favourite lunch foods. You can shovel it in and talk at the same time.

-- Janet Street-Porter ( -)

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

-- Diane Cilento (Australian Actress)

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

-- Richard Serra (American Sculptor)

I never drink coffee at lunch. I find it keeps me awake for the afternoon.

-- Ronald Reagan (American President)

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

-- Hilaire Belloc (English Poet)

Lunch kills half of Paris, supper the other half.

-- Charles de Montesquieu (French Philosopher)

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)

There's no such thing as a free lunch.

-- Milton Friedman (American Economist)

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)

When you make his sandwiches, put a sexy or loving note in his lunch box.

-- Anne Rice (American Novelist)

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

-- Sally Quinn (American Journalist)

With my time in the limelight, I regret that I didn't use it more to push vegetarianism. I support vegetarian options in the school lunch program.

-- Bernhard Goetz (American -)

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

-- Shelley Winters (American Actress)

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)

An average working day begins at 8 or 9 am, includes an hour for lunch, and ends at 5 or 6 pm.

-- Peter Straub (American Writer)

I just go to lunch. And I never know when something is going into the file and something is not.

-- Donna Leon (American Author)

My body is like breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I don't think about it, I just have it.

-- Arnold Schwarzenegger (Austrian Actor)

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)

There was a policy at Hughes against drinking at lunch, but the men ignored it.

-- Esther Williams (American Actress)

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)

I got an internship with the casting director of The Girl Next Door. I would hold the clipboard and help them in their casting sessions and get them lunch.

-- Olivia Wilde (American Actress)

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)

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

-- Bruce Barton (American Author)

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

-- Aldous Huxley (English Novelist)

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)

You can't set a hen in one morning and have chicken salad for lunch.

-- George M. Humphrey (American Lawyer)

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)

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