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 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)

I get up around 6:30. I work from about 8:00 to 1:00, take a break for lunch, work again until about 5:00, and then go for a long walk and have dinner. Then, if my wife and I have no previous plans, we decide what to do for the evening.

-- Chaim Potok (American Author)

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

-- Richard Serra (American Sculptor)

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 ( -)

Really, can anyone drink several martinis at lunch?

-- Christine Baranski (American Actress)

Lunch is for wimps.

-- Oliver Stone (American Director)

I'm not cynical about marriage or romance. I enjoyed being married. And although being single was fun for a while, there was always the risk of dating someone who'd owned a lunch box with my picture on it.

-- Shaun Cassidy (American Musician)

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

-- Graham Kennedy (Australian Entertainer)

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)

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)

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)

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

-- Harry Anderson (American Actor)

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

-- Anne Rice (American Novelist)

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)

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

-- Grace Napolitano (American Politician)

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)

What contemptible scoundrel has stolen the cork to my lunch?

-- W. Clement Stone (American Businessman)

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)

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)

I have many memories of waking up to eat breakfast that my mother carefully prepared for us and her saying, what do y'all want for lunch, and as we're eating lunch, what do y'all want for dinner? It's always about the next meal.

-- Lisa Loeb (American Musician)

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

-- Hilaire Belloc (English Poet)

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

-- George M. Humphrey (American Lawyer)

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)

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)

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

-- Janet Street-Porter ( -)

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)

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)

The Bar Room has a corner table placed strategically at a point diagonally across from the entrance. the table of tables in the setting of settings in the building of buildings. In the religion of lunch, this is the holy of holies.

-- Raymond Sokolov (American Journalist)

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)

Now I'm seen by more people in one episode than I was in 20 years of theatre and movies. It's gratifying to have an impact on 25 million people a night, but I can say goodbye to my lunch-pail life as a working actor. I'm scared I might be a celebrity.

-- William Petersen (American Actor)

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)

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)

Lunch kills half of Paris, supper the other half.

-- Charles de Montesquieu (French Philosopher)

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

-- Francis Bacon (English Philosopher)

Lunch? You gotta be kidding. Lunch is for wimps.

-- Stanley Weiser ( -)


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