\ ˈnün How to pronounce noon (audio) \

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

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 Temperatures will be in the 90s for the noon kickoff, and the heat index is expected to be more than 100 degrees. Adam Lichtenstein, Sun Sentinel, 9 Sep. 2022 The store, located at 5171 Anthony Wayne Drive, is open from noon to 1 a.m. on Sunday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Wednesday, and 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. Thursday through Saturday. Chandra Fleming, Detroit Free Press, 12 July 2022 Absentee ballots returned by mail must be received by the Absentee Election Manager no later than noon on Tuesday, June 21 (runoff day). Staff, al, 17 June 2022 Firefighters were still working to suppress the fire as of noon Saturday, Nantucket police tweeted. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 11 July 2022 GardenWalk Cleveland Heights takes place the weekend after GardenWalk Cleveland, on July 16-17 between noon and 5pm each day. Susan Brownstein, cleveland, 28 June 2022 Rich Farm Ice Cream at Minor’s Farm, 409 Hill St., is open daily noon to 8 selling ice cream and waffle cones, both made on site. Susan Dunne, Hartford Courant, 9 June 2022 Weil will be answering your questions on Monday, May 23, at noon Eastern. Send us your question below. Julie Zauzmer Weil, Washington Post, 19 May 2022 Brazilian racing superstar Helio Castroneves will attempt to make history with a fifth Indianapolis 500 victory at the 106th running of the race Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (noon ET, NBC). Editors, USA TODAY, 28 May 2022 See More

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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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17 Sep 2022

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“Noon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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\ ˈnün How to pronounce noon (audio) \

Kids Definition of noon

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

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