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.

Examples of midday in a Sentence

by midday the sun and heat were unbearable
Recent Examples on the Web Stocks rose to start the week, with all three major U.S. stock indexes, and all 11 of the S&P 500's sectors, in the green around midday Monday. David Marino-nachison, WSJ, 12 Sep. 2022 The Ukrainian mayor of Enerhodar, Dmytro Orlov, reported a powerful blast in the city around midday. Hanna Arhirova, Anchorage Daily News, 6 Sep. 2022 And the heat wave that’s expected to end on Tuesday has stretched into its sixth day as temperatures crossed 90 degrees in Boston around midday. John Hancock, BostonGlobe.com, 9 Aug. 2022 In Kramatorsk, which serves as Ukraine’s administrative and military center in the province, a rocket struck a residential area in the center of the city around midday, killing one person and wounding six others, officials there said. New York Times, 7 July 2022 Alexandria police said the fight, which involved 30 to 50 people, broke out around midday at the Bradlee Shopping Center. Danielle Douglas-gabriel, Washington Post, 4 June 2022 Shares of Ford rose 0.6% to $15.28 in midday trading Friday, while shares of rival General Motors Co. added 0.3%. Dean Seal, WSJ, 2 Sep. 2022 Target shares were off 2.6% at $175.46 at midday Wednesday. Sarah Nassauer, WSJ, 17 Aug. 2022 In the Score’s 30-year history, perhaps no duo has had the swagger that Holmes and Bernstein bring to the station’s new midday show. Chicago Tribune Staff, Chicago Tribune, 20 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of midday

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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16 Sep 2022

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“Midday.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/midday. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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

Kids Definition of midday

: noon

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