luncheon

  • 1Luncheon — Luncheon, commonly abbreviated to lunch, is a midday meal. [http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=lunch searchmode=none Online Etymology Dictionary] ] In English speaking countries during the eighteenth century what was originally called… …

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  • 2luncheon — (n.) light repast between mealtimes, 1650s (lunching; spelling luncheon by 1706); earlier thick piece, hunk, 1570s (luncheon), of uncertain origin. Perhaps northern English dialectal lunch hunk of bread or cheese (1580s; probably from Sp. lonja a …

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  • 3Luncheon — Lunch eon, n. [Prov. E. luncheon, lunchion, lunshin, a large lump of food, fr. lunch. See {Lunch}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A lump of food. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] 2. A portion of food taken at any time except at a regular meal. [obsolescnet] [1913 …

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  • 4Luncheon — Lunch eon, v. i. To take luncheon. Beaconsfield. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 5Luncheon — (englisch, spr. Lontschen, Lunch frühstück), s.u. Frühstück …

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  • 6Luncheon — (lontschen), engl., Frühstück …

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  • 7luncheon — ► NOUN formal ▪ lunch. ORIGIN originally in the sense «thick piece, hunk»: possibly from Spanish lonja slice …

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  • 8luncheon — [lun′chən] n. [earlier lunchion, lunshin < LUNCH, prob. after dial. nuncheon, a snack, lunch < ME nonachenche, lit., noon drink] a lunch; esp., a formal lunch with others …

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  • 9luncheon — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ buffet ▪ annual ▪ awards ▪ anniversary, business, literary (all esp. BrE) ▪ …

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  • 10luncheon — [[t]lʌ̱ntʃən[/t]] luncheons 1) N COUNT A luncheon is a formal lunch, for example to celebrate an important event or to raise money for charity. Earlier this month, a luncheon for former UN staff was held in Vienna. 2) N VAR Luncheon is the meal… …

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  • 11luncheon — lunch, luncheon Lunch is now the standard word for a midday meal, and luncheon seems affectedly formal (and the commercial term luncheon voucher is fast disappearing) …

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  • 12luncheon — lunch ou luncheon (lonch ou lon chon ) s. m. Repas accessoire qui se place entre le déjeuner et le dîner, à l imitation des Anglais. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Angl. lunch, luncheon, qui vient du celtique : gallois, llwnc, repas …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 13luncheon — UK [ˈlʌntʃ(ə)n] / US [ˈlʌntʃən] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms luncheon : singular luncheon plural luncheons formal lunch, especially a formal lunch for a lot of people …

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  • 14luncheon — n. formal lunch. Phrases and idioms: luncheon meat a usu. tinned block of ground meat ready to cut and eat. luncheon voucher Brit. a voucher or ticket issued to employees and exchangeable for food at many restaurants and shops. Etymology: 17th c …

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  • 15luncheon — luncheonless, adj. /lun cheuhn/, n. lunch, esp. a formal lunch held in connection with a meeting or other special occasion: the alumni luncheon. [1570 80; dissimilated var. of nuncheon (now dial.), ME none(s)chench noon drink, equiv. to none NOON …

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  • 16luncheon — See lunch, luncheon …

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  • 17luncheon — Synonyms and related words: TV dinner, alfresco meal, barbecue, breakfast, brunch, buffet supper, clambake, coffee break, cookout, diner, dinner, elevenses, fish fry, high tea, hot luncheon, lunch, mash, meat breakfast, petit dejeuner, picnic,… …

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  • 18luncheon — lunch|eon [ˈlʌntʃən] n [U and C] [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: luncheon large piece (15 19 centuries), from lunch piece (of food) (16 18 centuries), probably from lump] formal lunch …

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  • 19luncheon — noun Etymology: perhaps alteration of nuncheon light snack, alteration of Middle English nonshench midday refreshment, from non noon + schench drink Date: circa 1652 lunch; especially a formal usually midday meal as part of a meeting or for… …

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  • 20luncheon — noun /ˈlʌntʃ.ən/ A formal meal served in the middle of the day …

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