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Supper vs. Lunch

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Suppernoun

Food consumed before going to bed.

Lunchnoun

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

Suppernoun

Any meal eaten in the evening; dinner eaten in the evening, rather than at noon.

Lunchnoun

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

Suppernoun

A meal from a chip shop consisting of a deep-fried food with chips.

‘a fish supper; a pizza supper’;

Lunchnoun

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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Suppernoun

A drinker, especially one who drinks slowly (i.e., one who sups).

Lunchverb

(intransitive) To eat lunch.

‘I like to lunch in Italian restaurants.’;

Supperverb

To consume a snack before retiring.

Lunchverb

(transitive) To treat to lunch.

Supperverb

To eat dinner (see above).

Lunchnoun

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

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Suppernoun

A meal taken at the close of the day; the evening meal.

Lunchverb

To take luncheon.

Supperverb

To take supper; to sup.

Lunchnoun

a midday meal

Supperverb

To supply with supper.

Lunchverb

take the midday meal;

‘At what time are you lunching?’;

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Suppernoun

a light evening meal; served in early evening if dinner is at midday or served late in the evening at bedtime

Lunchverb

provide a midday meal for;

‘She lunched us well’;

Suppernoun

a social gathering where a light evening meal is served;

‘her suppers often included celebrities’;

Lunch

Lunch, an abbreviation for luncheon, is a meal eaten around midday. During the 20th century, the meaning gradually narrowed to a meal eaten midday.

Supper

Supper was originally a secondary lighter evening meal. The main meal of the day, called dinner, used to be served closer to what is known as lunchtime, around the middle of the day, but crept later over the centuries, mostly over the course of the 19th century.

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