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

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Grubhub’s share price was up nearly 7% in midday trading today, after the news broke that Amazon would shut down its Restaurants unit. Alison Griswold, Quartz, "Amazon is shutting down its food-delivery business," 11 June 2019 The pan-continental Stoxx Europe 600 fell 0.5% by midday with its Autos... Will Horner, WSJ, "Global Markets Cautious After Trade Tensions Buffet Stocks," 7 May 2019 In a matter of a couple of hours about midday, the sagas of Stormy Daniels, Karen McDougal and Summer Zervos all lurched forward in ways the White House will hate. Aaron Blake, Washington Post, "3 women. 1 day. 3 growing predicaments for Trump.," 21 Mar. 2018 Investors sent the stock up 28% in midday trading. ... Elizabeth Winkler, WSJ, "Activists May Be Too Late at Bed Bath & Beyond," 26 Mar. 2019 Tech stocks are well below their peaks—Apple was valued above $1.1 trillion at its apex in October, while Amazon touched $1 trillion midday before closing below it in September. Amrith Ramkumar, WSJ, "Amazon Takes Market Cap Crown, Cementing Tech Power," 7 Jan. 2019 The Stoxx Europe 600 index was down by 0.25 percent as midday approached while Frankfurt’s DAX was even. Tory Newmyer, Washington Post, "The Finance 202: Powell's problem: Will new Fed chair try to save stock market?," 9 Feb. 2018 Illustration: Laura Kammerman Facebook shares climbed sharply on the news, up 3.5% around midday, marking the biggest gain since last month’s historic drop. Annamaria Andriotis, WSJ, "Facebook to Banks: Give Us Your Data, We’ll Give You Our Users," 6 Aug. 2018 While those details remained a mystery at press time, investor reaction was clear as day: The company’s shares were down 16% by midday Thursday. Charley Grant, WSJ, "Mystery Meet: Shareholders Punish Coy Health Insurer," 20 Dec. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of midday

: the middle of the day


mid·​day | \ ˈmid-ˌdā How to pronounce midday (audio) \

Kids Definition of midday

: noon

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