noun, often attributive
mid·​day | \ ˈmid-ˌdā , -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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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 The bank’s shares were up 4.3% in midday trading on Monday. Telis Demos, WSJ, "Citigroup Swings to Profit Despite Trading Weakness," 14 Jan. 2019 Her idea of a perfect midday dish: A mixed green salad topped with broccoli, hearts of palm, and your choice of protein (salmon, chicken, or tofu) to fuel your afternoon brain—and willpower. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "How to Kill Your Afternoon Sugar Craving," 7 Jan. 2019 Many stayed outdoors, despite 88-degree weather that felt like 95 to 100, according to the National Weather Service midday. Leslie Brody, WSJ, "In the Heat, New York City Tries to Move the Homeless Off the Streets," 7 Aug. 2018 Residents and visitors were required to start leaving Hatteras Island at midday Monday, and people in other areas in the region were to start leaving Tuesday morning. Jon Kamp, WSJ, "Hurricane Florence Grows to Category 4 as Coastal Evacuations Begin," 10 Sep. 2018 Pfizer shares, up 19% for the year, fell 1.2% in midday trading Tuesday. Jonathan D. Rockoff, WSJ, "Pfizer Narrows Guidance on Tougher Pricing, Generic Competition," 30 Oct. 2018 For all vehicles, the average midday speed downtown is 10 mph, according to INRIX. Scott Calvert, WSJ, "Philadelphia Fights Gridlock With Ticket Blitz," 8 Nov. 2018 The stocks of Walgreens, CVS and Rite Aid Corp. were all down between 6.5% and 10.5% in midday trading after the announcement. James F. Peltz, latimes.com, "Amazon jumps into drug business with PillPack acquisition, threatening to disrupt another industry," 28 June 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 \

Kids Definition of midday

: noon

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