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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 Gebrekirstos was pronounced dead at the scene after police arrived at the 6300 block of 64th Avenue about noon Thursday, police said. Washington Post, "Man is fatally shot in Lincoln Heights," 27 July 2019 The enforcement team found the couple at a hotel along the 1700 block of Soquel Avenue about noon Monday. Michael Todd, The Mercury News, "Duo arrested in ‘major’ Santa Cruz County drug bust," 17 July 2019 San Luis Obispo Police Chief Deanna Cantrell stopped at an El Pollo Loco about noon Wednesday for a bite to eat. Alejandra Reyes-velarde,, "A police chief left her gun in an El Pollo Loco bathroom. Then someone stole it," 11 July 2019 The company's data indicated some customers would not have power restored until after 5 p.m. Entergy about noon reported about 30,000 customers without power across the state, with more than 11,300 in East Baton Rouge Parish alone. Manuel Torres,, "Almost 7,000 still without power: West Bank, Uptown New Orleans, St. Tammany," 14 Apr. 2018 Holman was located at a relative's residence in Phoenix about noon Sunday and was arrested, police said. Lurissa Carbajal, azcentral, "Mesa police: Man arrested in stabbing death of wife's ex-boyfriend," 5 Mar. 2018 The shooting unfolded in Kensington about noon, police said. Barbara Boyer,, "Two dead after bullets fly in Kensington," 8 Feb. 2018 The Weather Service says a cold front should strike the Oregon coast about noon then quickly push its way into the metro area. Rosemarie Stein | The Oregonian/oregonlive,, "Portland Wednesday weather: Drizzle, mist and occasional showers precede 'real' rain on Thursday," 10 Jan. 2018 The Mass of Christian Burial will take place at noon July 19 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hyde Park, with visitation there prior to the service from 10 a.m. to noon. Sharon Coolidge,, "Longtime lawyer Robert Stachler, who defended Pete Rose and worked with Bengals, dies," 12 July 2019

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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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English Language Learners Definition of noon

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


\ 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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