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Meaning of “lunch” in the English Dictionary

"lunch" in British English

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lunchnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /lʌntʃ/
A1 a ​meal that is ​eaten in the ​middle of the ​day: What's for lunch?UK We had a pub lunch. I'm ​sorry, Joanna isn't here at the ​moment, she's (gone) out to/gone to lunch. We must do lunch ​sometime (= have lunch together).

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lunchverb [I]

uk   us   /lʌntʃ/
(Definition of lunch from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"lunch" in American English

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lunchnoun [C/U]

 us   /lʌntʃ/
a ​mealeaten in the ​middle of the ​day, or the ​foodprepared for this ​meal: [U] We had ​soup and ​sandwiches for lunch. [C] I take my lunch to ​work.
lunch
verb [I]  us   /lʌntʃ/
We lunched on ​crackers and ​cheese.
(Definition of lunch from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"lunch" in Business English

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lunchnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /lʌnʃ/
a ​meal that is eaten in the middle of the day: be at/have/eat lunch I'm having lunch with Tomoko on Monday.go (out) to lunch I'm sorry, Joanna isn't here at the moment, she's gone out to lunch.take sb (out) for lunch I often take my ​clients out for lunch. We must do lunch sometime.over lunch I ​lookforward to continuing our discussion over lunch. Our ​companyprovides buffet lunches for ​businessmeetings.
there is no such thing as a free lunch used for saying that you cannot get something for nothing: We all like the ​idea of more ​time off ​work but there is no such thing as a ​free lunch.

lunchverb [I]

uk   us   /lʌnʃ/
to eat a ​meal in the middle of the day: lunch with sb I'm lunching with Giles.
(Definition of lunch from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “lunch”
in Korean 점심…
in Arabic غَذاء…
in Malaysian makan tengah hari…
in French dîner…
in Russian обед…
in Chinese (Traditional) 午餐,午飯…
in Italian pasto del mezzogiorno, pranzo…
in Turkish öğle yemeği…
in Polish lunch…
in Spanish almuerzo, comida…
in Vietnamese bữa trưa…
in Portuguese almoço…
in Thai อาหารกลางวัน…
in German das Mittagessen…
in Catalan dinar…
in Japanese 昼ごはん, 昼食…
in Chinese (Simplified) 午餐,午饭…
in Indonesian makan siang…
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