noun, often attributive
mid·​day | \ ˈmid-ˌdā How to pronounce midday (audio) , -ˈdā \

Definition of midday

: the middle of the day They arrived around midday.

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Examples of midday in a Sentence

by midday the sun and heat were unbearable
Recent Examples on the Web The Edenville and Sanford dams were expected to reach peak flooding around 8 pm Eastern Time last night, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer told reporters at a midday press conference. Popular Science, "Michigan’s dam failures are just a small part of America’s aging infrastructure problem," 24 May 2020 Elliott, a Massachusetts native, joined Milwaukee's WTMJ-AM (620) in 1974 as host of the station's midday show. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Mike Elliott, longtime Milwaukee radio voice and program director, dies at 82," 22 Apr. 2020 Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 fell 1.9% by midday Tuesday to 19,292.69 while the Hang Seng index in Hong Kong lost 2.3% to 23,772.36. Elaine Kurtenbach, USA TODAY, "Asian shares skid after oil prices dip into negative territory," 21 Apr. 2020 In France, the number of daily deaths increased considerably, with 547 new deaths in the 24 hours preceding midday Monday, compared with 395 on Sunday. Author: Karen Deyoung, Anchorage Daily News, "Coronavirus restrictions begin to ease in some places; wedge between states and White House deepens," 21 Apr. 2020 The state’s residents have followed those rules, and Newsom praises their effort at every one of his midday online briefings. Los Angeles Times, "In coronavirus battle, this might be the ‘trust me’ week for Gov. Newsom," 20 Apr. 2020 More from Taylor: Scarcity makes our brain focus — but impairs long-term financial planning As COVID-19 panic set in mid-March, 30-year U.S. government bonds hit 1 percent midday, while 10-year government bonds hit 0.5 percent, albeit briefly. Michael Taylor, ExpressNews.com, "Taylor: Keep an eye on the 100-year cycle while watching your 401(k) portfolio," 27 Mar. 2020 Deaths nationwide rose by 10% as of midday Saturday, according to the data. Bloomberg.com, "U.S. Has Most Deaths Worldwide; French Cases Slow: Virus Update," 6 May 2020 He was transferred to the Jefferson County Jail midday Sunday and remains held without bond. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, "Few answers in bizarre Brookside prostitution case; police trying to get to truth, dispel rumors, chief says," 3 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of midday

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of midday was before the 12th century

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28 May 2020

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“Midday.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/midday. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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: the middle of the day


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