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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.
Recent Examples on the Web The game kicks off at 11 a.m. (noon ET) and will be live streamed on fuboTV, which offers a 7-day free trial. Mark Heim |, al, "Kentucky-N.C. State live stream (1/2): How to watch Gator Bowl online, TV, time," 2 Jan. 2021 Residents can also bring their trees to the transfer station on Ecology Drive (Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 7:15 a.m. to noon and 12:30 to 2:45 p.m. and Jan. 2 from 8 am to 1:45 p.m.). Christopher Arnott,, "How to dispose of your Christmas tree? Give it to a goat, and other options," 1 Jan. 2021 Authorities said shark warning signs will remain in place on either side of Honolua Bay through noon on Wednesday. CBS News, "Hawaii surfer injured in shark attack; surfing event postponed," 9 Dec. 2020 This will be the fourth noon game of the season for the Buckeyes joining home games against Nebraska and Indiana along with Saturday’s road game in Champaign against Illinois. Stephen Means, cleveland, "What time and what channel is the Ohio State football game vs. Michigan State?," 23 Nov. 2020 The game kicks off at 11 a.m. (noon ET) and will be live streamed on fuboTV, which offers a 7-day free trial. Mark Heim |, al, "Michigan-Penn State live stream (11/28): How to watch college football online, TV, time," 28 Nov. 2020 Police and an ambulance responded to an Aug. 19 call from Hiram House Camp, where a rider had been bucked off her horse around noon but remained conscious and alert, although dizzy. Thomas Jewell, cleveland, "Bar patron mistakes stranger’s car for Uber ride: Moreland Hill Police Blotter," 28 Aug. 2020 Returns from various parts of the Eleventh congressional district up to noon today insure the election of William Kettner to congress. San Diego Union-Tribune, "From the Archives: San Diego County’s representation in Congress," 6 Nov. 2020 And there is not a gimmie on in the final 3/4 of the season: at Iowa on Saturday (noon/ESPN), Indiana at home, at Maryland, then three tough ones to close out the regular season against resurgent Northwestern, Ohio State and at Penn State. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan State football mailbag: What to do with Matt Allen, Elijah Collins going forward," 6 Nov. 2020

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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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The first known use of noon was in the 13th century

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8 Jan 2021

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“Noon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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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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