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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Wornick, who anchored WCVB’s midday newscast from 1989 until retiring in 2014, was also a member of Team 5 investigates and served as NewsCenter 5’s consumer reporter, according to her bio in the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame. Eileen Mceleney Woods, BostonGlobe.com, "Former WCVB anchor Susan Wornick lists her Cape home for $2.9 million," 27 Aug. 2019 By Thursday morning, two high tides had come and gone — one midday Wednesday and another shortly after midnight — but the whale remained stranded, which did not bode well for the animal. oregonlive.com, "Rescue crews work to save young humpback whale stranded on Oregon beach," 15 Aug. 2019 Kittenish Look Liner Jill Stuart jillstuart-beauty.com $2.00 SHOP IT The perfect cateye lasts all day with Jill Stuart’s long-wear formula, allowing you to rock the most intense wing without the dreaded midday smudging. Hana Hong, Marie Claire, "How to Apply Liquid Eyeliner Like a Pro: A Fast and Easy Guide," 26 July 2019 Their show was moved from middays to morning drive in 2016. David Barron, Houston Chronicle, "Rich Lord, Mike Meltser let go from SportsRadio 610," 18 July 2019 The warning sent NetApp's stock, which had been about unchanged in 2019, down 22% in midday trading on Friday. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "Why the Stock Prices of Dell, Cisco, and Other Big Tech Companies Are Plunging," 2 Aug. 2019 On the streets of Panama City another dog collapses into a sliver of shade, escaping the heat of the midday sun. Megan Molteni, WIRED, "How a 6,000-Year-Old Dog Cancer Spread Around the World," 1 Aug. 2019 Raiders general manager Mike Mayock did not mention Brown when asked about injuries at a pre-camp news conference around midday Friday, report day for veteran players. Matt Kawahara, SFChronicle.com, "Raiders’ Antonio Brown lands on non-football injury list," 26 July 2019 There will be a total of 21 bands and solo artists performing over the weekend, starting around midday each day and continuing to 6 p.m. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Nissan Super Girl Surf Pro will rock Oceanside on land and water," 21 July 2019

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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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