midday

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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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 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

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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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midday

noun

English Language Learners Definition of midday

: the middle of the day

midday

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

Kids Definition of midday

: noon

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