- lunch lunch [lʌntʆ] noun [countable]1. a meal eaten in the middle of the day:
• facilities for conferences and private business lunches (= when business people go to lunch to discuss things or entertain customers )
• He has working lunches (= when you discuss business and eat ) with his team to develop their approach.
• It is important that the office is manned during the lunch hour (= the time when people eat lunch ) .2. there's no such thing as a free lunch informal used to say that something may seem free, but that you have to pay for it in the end3. three-martini lunch informal a lunch that is supposed to be a working lunch, but where people enjoy themselves too much to do any work
* * *Ⅰ.lunch UK US /lʌnʃ/ noun [C or U]► 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 look forward to continuing our discussion over lunch.»
Our company provides buffet lunches for business meetings.● there is no such thing as a free lunch — Cf. there is no such thing as a free lunchⅡ.lunch UK US /lʌnʃ/ verb [I]► to eat a meal in the middle of the day: lunch with sb »
I'm lunching with Giles.
Financial and business terms. 2012.