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Definition of noon 

1 : midday specifically : 12 o'clock at midday

2 archaic : midnight used chiefly in the phrase noon of night

3 : the highest point

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Examples of noon in a Sentence

The party will take place from noon to 4 p.m. He showed up at precisely 12 noon.

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The kids-focused morning is from 10 a.m. to noon, and ends with free ice cream cones donated by Cabot’s Ice Cream. Zipporah Osei And Julia Preszler,, "Where to have fun for the Fourth," 27 June 2018 Volunteers are asked to attend an emergency kitten foster class Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the shelter, at 2127 Front St. Anna Buchmann, sacbee, "Sacramento shelter declares ‘kitty crisis,’ seeks volunteers for foster care," 12 July 2018 The fair will be from 10 a.m. to noon at the West Montgomery County Community Center, 31355 Friendship Drive. Catherine Dominguez, Houston Chronicle, "SOS to host job services fair," 7 July 2018 To Host Camp The Hartford Yard Goats will host the Disability Dream & Do (D3) Baseball Camp on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to noon at Dunkin' Donuts Park., "Regional Digest: Black Wolves Trade Kyle Buchanan To San Diego," 2 July 2018 The memorial will open at 9 a.m. July 5 and be available for viewing all hours of the day and night until July 9 at noon at Mark Coronado Park, 15960 N. Bullard Ave. Jen Fifield, azcentral, "For Vietnam veteran, traveling memorial in Surprise brings memories he can't forget," 30 June 2018 Purdue Extension Lake County will host a program examining changes to Indiana’s Local Income Tax (LIT) from 10 a.m. to noon on June 7 at 2291 N. Main St., Crown Point. Staff Report, Post-Tribune, "Community news," 18 May 2018 Events by OMJ|Cleveland-Cuyahoga County include a presentation on apprenticeships 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Cuyahoga Community College's Corporate College East, 4400 Richmond Road, Warrensville Heights. Olivera Perkins,, "In-demand jobs go unfilled because workers lack skills: Team NEO report," 7 May 2018 The forum, presented by the California Alliance for Retired Americans, will run from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church, 2845 Mesa Verde Drive East. Daily Pilot Staff,, "Political Landscape: 48th Congressional District candidates forum in Costa Mesa will focus on senior-related topics," 24 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of noon

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for noon

Middle English, from Old English nōn ninth hour from sunrise, from Latin nona, from feminine of nonus ninth; akin to Latin novem nine — more at nine

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Phrases Related to noon

morning, noon, and night

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English Language Learners Definition of noon

: the middle of the day : 12 o'clock in the daytime


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Kids Definition of noon

: the middle of the day : twelve o'clock in the daytime

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