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Dinner vs. Lunch: What's the Difference?

Edited by Sumera Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || 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

Dinner is an incorrect spelling of Lunch.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 17, 2023

Lunch

A midday meal.
I have a sandwich for lunch.
Janet White
Oct 17, 2023

Lunch

A short period in which food is eaten to replenish energy.
After a quick lunch, he resumed his work.
Janet White
Oct 17, 2023

Lunch

The food prepared for midday consumption.
He packed a healthy lunch.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 17, 2023

Lunch

A meal eaten at midday.
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 10, 2022
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Lunch

The food provided for a midday meal.
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Sep 10, 2022

Lunch

To eat a midday meal.
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Sep 10, 2022

Lunch

A light meal usually eaten around midday, notably when not as main meal of the day.
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Sep 10, 2022

Lunch

(cricket) A break in play between the first and second sessions.
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Sep 10, 2022

Lunch

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.
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Sep 10, 2022
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Lunch

(intransitive) To eat lunch.
I like to lunch in Italian restaurants.
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Sep 10, 2022

Lunch

(transitive) To treat to lunch.
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Sep 10, 2022

Lunch

A luncheon; specifically, a light repast between breakfast and dinner, most commonly about noontime.
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Sep 10, 2022

Lunch

To take luncheon.
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Sep 10, 2022

Lunch

A midday meal
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Sep 10, 2022

Lunch

Take the midday meal;
At what time are you lunching?
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Sep 10, 2022

Lunch

Provide a midday meal for;
She lunched us well
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Sep 10, 2022

Lunch

A social event where a light meal is served around noon.
She invited me to a business lunch.
Harlon Moss
Oct 17, 2023

Lunch

A break in the workday when food is consumed.
I take my lunch at 1 pm.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 17, 2023

FAQs

Why is it called Lunch?

The term "lunch" is derived from the more formal "luncheon," referring to a small snack or meal.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 17, 2023

What is the verb form of Lunch?

Lunching.
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Oct 17, 2023

Which vowel is used before Lunch?

The letter "u" is the vowel in "Lunch."
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 17, 2023

What is the root word of Lunch?

The root is "luncheon," from which "lunch" was shortened.
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Oct 17, 2023

What is the pronunciation of Lunch?

Lunch is pronounced as lʌnʧ.
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Oct 17, 2023

What is the plural form of Lunch?

Lunches.
Janet White
Oct 17, 2023

Is Lunch a noun or adjective?

"Lunch" is primarily a noun.
Harlon Moss
Oct 17, 2023

Is Lunch a negative or positive word?

Neutral; it just describes a meal.
Harlon Moss
Oct 17, 2023

Is Lunch a vowel or consonant?

The word "lunch" starts with a consonant.
Janet White
Oct 17, 2023

Is the Lunch term a metaphor?

Not inherently, but it can be used metaphorically in certain contexts.
Aimie Carlson
Oct 17, 2023

What is the singular form of Lunch?

"Lunch" is already in its singular form.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 17, 2023

Which conjunction is used with Lunch?

Varies with context; e.g., "and," "but," "or."
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Oct 17, 2023

Is the word Lunch imperative?

No, but it can be used in imperative sentences like, "Let's lunch!"
Sara Rehman
Oct 17, 2023

What is the opposite of Lunch?

There isn't a direct opposite, but in terms of meals, it could be dinner or breakfast.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 17, 2023

What is the second form of Lunch?

Lunched.
Aimie Carlson
Oct 17, 2023

Which preposition is used with Lunch?

"For" as in "for lunch."
Aimie Carlson
Oct 17, 2023

Is Lunch a collective noun?

No.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 17, 2023

What is another term for Lunch?

Luncheon.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 17, 2023

How do we divide Lunch into syllables?

It's one syllable, so it's not divided.
Janet White
Oct 17, 2023

What part of speech is Lunch?

"Lunch" is a noun.
Sara Rehman
Oct 17, 2023

Which determiner is used with Lunch?

It varies; e.g., "my," "this," "that."
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 17, 2023

How is Lunch used in a sentence?

I usually eat lunch at noon.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 17, 2023

Is Lunch a countable noun?

Yes, e.g., "two lunches."
Harlon Moss
Oct 17, 2023

What is a stressed syllable in Lunch?

The entire word "lunch" is stressed as it's a single syllable.
Janet White
Oct 17, 2023

What is the first form of Lunch?

As a verb, "lunch."
Sara Rehman
Oct 17, 2023

Which article is used with Lunch?

"A" or "the" can be used, e.g., "a lunch" or "the lunch we had."
Harlon Moss
Oct 17, 2023

Is Lunch an adverb?

No, "Lunch" is not an adverb.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 17, 2023

Is Lunch an abstract noun?

No, it refers to a tangible meal or period.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 17, 2023

How many syllables are in Lunch?

One syllable.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 17, 2023

What is the third form of Lunch?

Lunched.
Aimie Carlson
Oct 17, 2023
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