noon

noun \ ˈnün \
Updated on: 5 Dec 2017

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

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

  2. He showed up at precisely 12 noon.

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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

noon Synonyms

Synonyms
high noon, lunch time, midday, noonday, noontide, noontime
Antonyms
bottom, nadir, rock bottom
Related Words
forenoon, morning; afternoon, evening
Near Antonyms
abyss, base, foot; minimum


NOON Defined for English Language Learners

noon

noun

Definition of noon for English Language Learners

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


NOON Defined for Kids

noon

noun \ ˈnün \

Definition of noon for Students

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


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