\ˈnün \

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.

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Kid's Only Fishing Tournament, 9 a.m.-noon, Miami Meadows Park, 1546 Ohio 131, Milford. Luann Gibbs,, "Fun and free things to do this weekend," 19 Apr. 2018 Fair Oaks When: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 10 Admission: Free Never miss a local story. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "Got fruit trees? Get expert advice at Open Garden Day | The Sacramento Bee," 9 Mar. 2018 The Parklands of Floyds Fork, 1421 Beckley Creek Parkway, 7:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 12. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, "How to Festival, Throo the Zoo and more to do in Louisville this week," 7 Mar. 2018 Edible Earth Fest The city of Missouri City and Missouri City Green are presenting the award-winning Edible Arbor Trail from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 3, at Oyster Creek Trail. Houston Chronicle, "Fort Bend calendar of event," 26 Feb. 2018 Sign up for the annual Maple 101 workshop , 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Feb. 10, at West Woods Nature Center of Geauga Park District, 9465 Kinsman Road (Ohio 87), Russell Township, 44072., "How sweet is thy weekend, Valentine? Let me count three ways (photos)," 7 Feb. 2018 The event, which lasted from 10 a.m. to noon, featured various safety demonstrations, including a bike helmet fitting. Michael Walsh, Courant Community, "Simsbury Library, Bike Committee Host Safety Day," 3 July 2018 The kids-focused morning is from 10 a.m. to noon, and ends with free ice cream cones donated by Cabot’s Ice Cream. Zipporah Osei And Julia Preszler,, "Where to have fun for the Fourth," 27 June 2018 Volunteers are asked to attend an emergency kitten foster class Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the shelter, at 2127 Front St. Anna Buchmann, sacbee, "Sacramento shelter declares ‘kitty crisis,’ seeks volunteers for foster care," 12 July 2018

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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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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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