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noun \ˈnün\

Definition of noon

  1. 1 :  midday; specifically :  12 o'clock at midday

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

  3. 3 :  the highest point

Examples of noon in a sentence

  1. The party will take place from noon to 4 p.m.

  2. He showed up at precisely 12 noon.

Origin and Etymology of 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


First Known Use: 13th century



NOON Defined for English Language Learners

noon

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noun \ˈnün\

Definition of noon for English Language Learners

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


NOON Defined for Kids

noon

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noun \ˈnün\

Definition of noon for Students

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



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