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I never liked apples. In fact, when I was a little girl, my mom wanted to give me apples in my lunch box and I would ask for green peppers. So bizarre... It's funny - I don't have an apple a day, but I can say that I have a few a week.
Lana Parrilla

Meaning of "lunch box" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF LUNCH BOX

lunch box  [lʌntʃ bɒks] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LUNCH BOX

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conjunction
determiner
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Lunch box is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES LUNCH BOX MEAN IN ENGLISH?

lunch box

Lunch box

The lunch box, also referred to as a lunch pail or lunch kit, is used to store food to be taken anywhere. The concept of a food container has existed for a long time, but it was not until people began using tobacco tins to haul meals in the early 20th century, followed by the use of lithographed images on metal, that the containers became a staple of youth, and a marketable product. The lunch box has most often been used by schoolchildren to take packed lunches, or a snack, from home to school. The most common modern form is a small case with a clasp and handle, often printed with a colorful image that can either be generic or based on children's television shows or films. Use of lithographed metal to produce lunch boxes in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s gave way in the 1990s to use of injection-molded plastic. A lunch kit comprises the actual "box" and a matching vacuum bottle. However, pop culture has more often embraced the singular term lunch box, which is now most commonly used.

Definition of lunch box in the English dictionary

The definition of lunch box in the dictionary is a container for sandwiches and other food that you take to school or work to eat for lunch. Other definition of lunch box is the male genitalia.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LUNCH BOX


beatbox
ˈbiːtˌbɒks
box
bɒks
brainbox
ˈbreɪnˌbɒks
cashbox
ˈkæʃˌbɒks
chatterbox
ˈtʃætəˌbɒks
gearbox
ˈɡɪəˌbɒks
hotbox
ˈhɒtˌbɒks
inbox
ˈɪnˌbɒks
jukebox
ˈdʒuːkˌbɒks
lunchbox
ˈlʌntʃˌbɒks
mailbox
ˈmeɪlˌbɒks
matchbox
ˈmætʃˌbɒks
outbox
ˈaʊtˌbɒks
pillar-box
ˈpɪlə bɒks
sandbox
ˈsændˌbɒks
skybox
ˈskɑɪˌbɒks
soapbox
ˈsəʊpˌbɒks
toolbox
ˈtuːlbɒks
unbox
ʌnˈbɒks

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LUNCH BOX

lunatic
lunatic asylum
lunatic fringe
lunatically
lunation
lunch
lunch break
lunch hour
lunchbox
luncheon
luncheon basket
luncheon club
luncheon meat
luncheon voucher
luncheonette
luncher
lunchmeat
lunchpail
lunchroom
lunchtime

WORDS THAT END LIKE LUNCH BOX

apple box
black box
blue box
coach box
collection box
dialog box
dispatch box
fuse box
glory box
glove box
light box
music box
out of the box
PO box
set-top box
suggestion box
telephone box
the box
think outside the box
tool box

Synonyms and antonyms of lunch box in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «lunch box» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LUNCH BOX

Find out the translation of lunch box to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of lunch box from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «lunch box» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

饭盒
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

caja de almuerzo
570 millions of speakers

English

lunch box
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

खाने का डिब्बा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مربع الغداء
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

коробка для завтрака
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

merendeira
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দুপুরের খাবারের পাত্র
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

boîte à lunch
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kotak makan tengah hari
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

lunch-Box
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

お弁当
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

도시락
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lunch box
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hộp ăn trưa
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மதிய உணவு பெட்டி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जेवणाचा डबा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sefer tası
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sacco per il pranzo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

lunch box
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

коробка для сніданку
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cutie de prânz
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μεσημεριανό γεύμα κουτί
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kosblik
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

matlåda
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

matboks
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of lunch box

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LUNCH BOX»

The term «lunch box» is quite widely used and occupies the 33.974 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LUNCH BOX» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about lunch box

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6 QUOTES WITH «LUNCH BOX»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word lunch box.
1
Shaun Cassidy
I'm not cynical about marriage or romance. I enjoyed being married. And although being single was fun for a while, there was always the risk of dating someone who'd owned a lunch box with my picture on it.
2
Camille Guaty
I remember how much fun it was to pick out my lunchbox. My all-time favorite lunch box was from the movie 'Annie.' Also, I loved picking out school supplies! Trapper Keepers were my favorite.
3
Katherine Jenkins
At the weekend, one of the paparazzi left their lunch box filled with half-eaten pasta salad on my doorstep: it was like a little warning, you know? 'We have been here.'
4
Lana Parrilla
I never liked apples. In fact, when I was a little girl, my mom wanted to give me apples in my lunch box and I would ask for green peppers. So bizarre... It's funny - I don't have an apple a day, but I can say that I have a few a week.
5
Anne Rice
When you make his sandwiches, put a sexy or loving note in his lunch box.
6
Karin Slaughter
I taped the autopsy photos from Marilyn Monroe's death to my lunch box in fifth grade, and I would write stories in which someone inevitably died.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LUNCH BOX»

Discover the use of lunch box in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to lunch box and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Lunch Box: Packed with Fun, Healthy Meals That Keep Them ...
Stuck in a rut? Got a picky eater in your house? This book offers loads of great recipe ideas, including irresistible wraps, playful sandwiches, versatile snacks and salads that kids will actually eat.
Kate McMillam, 2013
2
Beating the Lunch Box Blues: Fresh Ideas for Lunches on the Go!
That's what Beating the Lunch Box Blues is - an idea book to inspire anyone daunted by the daily ordeal of packing lunch. This is an un-cookbook, a collection of 180 delicious ideas for thinking outside the (lunch) box.
J. M. Hirsch, 2013
3
Penny Whistle Lunch Box Book
A collection of recipes for nutritious "brown bag" treats for kids includes more than one hundred ideas for breads, salads, soups, snacks, sandwiches, and desserts
Meredith Brokaw, Annie Gilbar, Jill Weber, 1991
4
Vegan Lunch Box: 130 Amazing, Animal-Free Lunches Kids and ...
If you think vegan lunchtime means peanut butter and jelly day after day, think again! Based on the wildly popular blog of the same name, "Vegan Lunch Box" offers an amazing array of meat-free, egg-free, and dairy-free meals and snacks.
Jennifer McCann, 2008
5
Paula Deen's Cookbook for the Lunch-Box Set
Presents more than sixty recipes organized by occasion, including recipes for foods to be used for school lunches, bake sales, pool parties, and family picnics.
Paula Deen, 2009
6
Lunch-Box Dream
In this story of witnessing without understanding, a naïvely prejudiced boy, in brief flashes of insight, starts to identify and question his assumptions about race.
Tony Abbott, 2011
7
Lunch Box Promises
This book is a great way to remind your child of God's faithfulness during the school day. Each note includes a promise verse and an explanation for your child.
Tony Nappa, Mike Nappa, 2000
8
A French Picnic: The Grown-Up Lunch Box, Volume 1
It's a quality-of-life upgrade that's well worth the effort. The first collection of five recipes, "A French Picnic," is inspired by the French, who give ingredients, mealtime, and cooking the respect they deserve.
Joy Manning, 2012
9
Maker Dad: Lunch Box Guitars, Antigravity Jars, and 22 Other ...
In the spirit of The Daring Book for Girls, the first DIY project guide for fathers and daughters from the founder of Boing Boing and editor-in-chief of MAKE magazine.
Mark Frauenfelder, 2014
10
I Need a Lunch Box
A little boy can’t wait to get his first lunch box. ‘He imagines what he could keep in a lunch box and even dreams a splendidly illustrated dream in which he has a different colored and shaped box for each day of the week.
Jeannette Caines, Jeannette Franklin Caines, 1993

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LUNCH BOX»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term lunch box is used in the context of the following news items.
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London lunch box: a recipe inspired by Roux at Parliament Square …
Not the lunch-box type that you scoff quickly at your desk or on the go. But a long lazy self-indulgent lunch. For me going out for lunch has ... «Evening Standard, Jul 15»
2
The Produce Mom discusses hydroponic farming and lunch box
The Produce Mom visited Indy Style today and brought along a few friends! We learned all about hydroponic farming and made a few easy ... «WISH-TV, Jul 15»
3
20 Fun Ways to Make Your Kid's Lunch Box Appetising | Parenting …
A mother dreads nothing more than a lunch box that comes back exactly the way it was packed. Full of food! Wait, are you nodding your head? «iDiva.com, Jul 15»
4
New food cart to bring spicy taste of India to streets of Nelson
In creating the cart, Sowrey has pulled out many stops to embrace Indian culture. The cart is named after a type of lunch box commonly used in ... «Nelson Mail, Jul 15»
5
'Ant-Man' co-star David Dastmalchian talks Stan Lee and more …
David Dastmalchian has a name for Ant-Man's crew that really needs to be on a lunch box. This summer David Dastmalchian joins a small group of actors who ... «Chicago Tribune, Jul 15»
6
Lea DeLaria of 'Orange Is the New Black' on the Thin White Duke …
In the '90s, she put out two records: Bulldyke in a China Shop and Lunch Box. Her 2000 book, Lea's Book of Rules for the World, is in its third ... «Newsweek, Jul 15»
7
Taiwan railroad lunch box festival makes appeal to nostalgia
Taiwan railroad lunch box festival makes appeal to nostalgia. CNA; 2015-07-18; 17:26 (GMT+8). Models showcase lunch boxes at the Formosa Railroad Bento ... «WantChinaTimes, Jul 15»
8
This is what an unhealthy lunch box looks like. Source: Supplied
Seeing the contents of the lunch box return home untouched can be disheartening for many parents, let alone children not getting the nutrition ... «NEWS.com.au, Jul 15»
9
Railroad lunch box festival makes appeal to nostalgia
TAIPEI -- A four-day festival on railroad lunch boxesthat opened Friday is hoping to not only promote the food served on Taiwan's trains but also ... «China Post, Jul 15»
10
'Masaan' will cross 'Lunch Box's bench mark at box office, says …
Mumbai, July 16 (ANI): Even before its release, 'Masaan' has become talk of the town due to its plot, script, cast and of course the awards that it ... «ANINEWS, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Lunch box [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/lunch-box>. Sep 2019 ».
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