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Dinner vs. Lunch: What's the Difference?

Edited by Harlon Moss || By Janet White || Updated on October 17, 2023
Correct spelling: Dinner - the main meal of the day, typically in the evening. Lunch - a meal eaten in the middle of the day.

Dinner and Lunch Definitions


Dinner is an incorrect spelling of Lunch.


A midday meal.
I have a sandwich for lunch.


A short period in which food is eaten to replenish energy.
After a quick lunch, he resumed his work.


The food prepared for midday consumption.
He packed a healthy lunch.


A meal eaten at midday.


The food provided for a midday meal.


To eat a midday meal.


A light meal usually eaten around midday, notably when not as main meal of the day.


(cricket) A break in play between the first and second sessions.


Any small meal, especially one eaten at a social gathering.
After the funeral there was a lunch for those who didn't go to the cemetery.


(intransitive) To eat lunch.
I like to lunch in Italian restaurants.


(transitive) To treat to lunch.


A luncheon; specifically, a light repast between breakfast and dinner, most commonly about noontime.


To take luncheon.


A midday meal


Take the midday meal;
At what time are you lunching?


Provide a midday meal for;
She lunched us well


A social event where a light meal is served around noon.
She invited me to a business lunch.


A break in the workday when food is consumed.
I take my lunch at 1 pm.


Why is it called Lunch?

The term "lunch" is derived from the more formal "luncheon," referring to a small snack or meal.

What is the verb form of Lunch?


Which vowel is used before Lunch?

The letter "u" is the vowel in "Lunch."

What is the root word of Lunch?

The root is "luncheon," from which "lunch" was shortened.

What is the pronunciation of Lunch?

Lunch is pronounced as lʌnʧ.

What is the plural form of Lunch?


Is Lunch a noun or adjective?

"Lunch" is primarily a noun.

Is Lunch a negative or positive word?

Neutral; it just describes a meal.

Is Lunch a vowel or consonant?

The word "lunch" starts with a consonant.

Is the Lunch term a metaphor?

Not inherently, but it can be used metaphorically in certain contexts.

What is the singular form of Lunch?

"Lunch" is already in its singular form.

Which conjunction is used with Lunch?

Varies with context; e.g., "and," "but," "or."

Is the word Lunch imperative?

No, but it can be used in imperative sentences like, "Let's lunch!"

What is the opposite of Lunch?

There isn't a direct opposite, but in terms of meals, it could be dinner or breakfast.

What is the second form of Lunch?


Which preposition is used with Lunch?

"For" as in "for lunch."

Is Lunch a collective noun?


What is another term for Lunch?


How do we divide Lunch into syllables?

It's one syllable, so it's not divided.

What part of speech is Lunch?

"Lunch" is a noun.

Which determiner is used with Lunch?

It varies; e.g., "my," "this," "that."

How is Lunch used in a sentence?

I usually eat lunch at noon.

Is Lunch a countable noun?

Yes, e.g., "two lunches."

What is a stressed syllable in Lunch?

The entire word "lunch" is stressed as it's a single syllable.

What is the first form of Lunch?

As a verb, "lunch."

Which article is used with Lunch?

"A" or "the" can be used, e.g., "a lunch" or "the lunch we had."

Is Lunch an adverb?

No, "Lunch" is not an adverb.

Is Lunch an abstract noun?

No, it refers to a tangible meal or period.

How many syllables are in Lunch?

One syllable.

What is the third form of Lunch?

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