Definition of lunchroom in English:



North American
  • A room or establishment in which lunch is served or in which it may be eaten; a school or office canteen.

    • ‘To go to the cafeteria, students have to go up a ramp and follow a hallway which led to the lunchroom in a different building.’
    • ‘He was gazing across the lunchroom at Holly, who was sitting by her boyfriend.’
    • ‘Alexia, Mark, Danny and Mia sat at a small round table towards the back corner of the lunchroom.’
    • ‘I've eaten a lot of lunches in a lot of lunchrooms and I've never been in a situation where other people would know what's in my sandwich unless they were looking very, very closely or they asked.’
    • ‘Well, let's just say it brought back memories of our elementary school lunchrooms.’
    • ‘Grabbing a salad from the cafeteria, Alicia scanned the lunchroom for a spot to sit.’
    • ‘They're in a private lunchroom at the Van Nuys courthouse and they're having pizza and lasagna.’
    • ‘They may have to go back to patrolling hallways and lunchrooms, which parents love but teachers hate.’
    • ‘Research has shown that the most common means for communicating with other team members are informal discussions in hallways and lunchrooms that are impossible in global workspaces.’
    • ‘I walk into the lunchroom and my eyes search the room for a familiar face.’
    • ‘They gathered up in a single file line, and walked down to the lunchroom.’
    • ‘Well, skim milk and low-fat food in the lunchrooms is not the answer.’
    • ‘I was eating lunch in the lunchroom when it started, and as this room has no windows it went completely pitch black.’
    • ‘There are many spaces in schools, such as auditoriums, playgrounds, and lunchrooms, where both staff and students congregate.’
    • ‘I walked into the lunchroom and sat down at our table, the first one there.’
    • ‘The lunchroom also is utilized as a conference room to help train employees.’
    • ‘Secondly she hadn't seen or heard from Allie since that confrontation with Adam in the lunchroom.’
    • ‘All these years, my father had avoided the pedestrian travails of parenthood - chicken pox and boils and heartbroken daughters who flee school lunchrooms in tears.’
    • ‘Delia's shallow breaths and angry face were noticed as she plowed out of the lunchroom and towards the hall.’
    • ‘Of course, the opportunities for school milk vending have been well documented and are growing, as school systems across the country tackle youth obesity by banishing sugary soft drinks from lunchrooms.’
    restaurant, cafeteria, refectory, mess hall
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