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 Juarez calls out to a few chinamperos, who are tilling soil and watering plants in the midday sun. Megan Zhang, Condé Nast Traveler, "In Mexico City, Aztec-Era Floating Gardens Offer a Path to Sustainable Eating," 29 Apr. 2021 Even from the relatively shallow vantage point of 2021, those two and a half weeks have the air of a seed and a flower, a dawn and a dusk and the midday sun. New York Times, "Real Madrid vs. Barcelona: Too Big to Fall," 9 Apr. 2021 Temperatures should be able to get well into the 70s, if not around 80 degrees, but this assumes rain chances bookend the day — with decent amounts of sunshine midday. Washington Post, "D.C.-area forecast: Cooler today, with some drizzle and showers. Turning warmer through the weekend.," 9 Apr. 2021 Marine clouds may move up the lower Columbia River Valley early, but then push back towards the coast before midday. oregonlive, "Portland metro Tuesday weather: Clear blue skies; clouds move in overnight," 6 Apr. 2021 Skate skiers must have the disposable income for the thousand-dollar set-up, and the disposable time to be doing it midday on a workday. Sundog, Outside Online, "Cross-Country Skiers Have Ruined My Dog Walks," 3 Apr. 2021 Authorities are expected to release additional information midday. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, "Human remains found by Jefferson County property owner," 8 Mar. 2021 Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced midday that the United States will add two names to its existing Xinjiang sanctions list. BostonGlobe.com, "US, EU, Canada, Britain announce sanctions on China over abuse of Uyghurs," 22 Mar. 2021 The brothers had blown past their $20,000 goal with more than $2.3 million as of midday Saturday. Jeremy Redmon, ajc, "Nation stricken by metro Atlanta massacre," 20 Mar. 2021

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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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7 May 2021

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“Midday.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/midday. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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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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